DeLand, Fla. -- The Stetson University women's basketball coaching staff participated in the #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge Saturday morning in front of Holler Fountain in the heart of campus.
Head coach Lynn Bria and assistant coaches Pam Brown, David Saur and Daniel Barber accepted their challenge and were each dunked with a cooler full of cold water.
The challenge also requires each coach to urge other coaches from other schools to follow suit. For each coach that accepts the challenge, the challenger will donate $50 to the Kay Yow Foundation. If a coach does not respond, that coach is responsible to donate $100 to the Foundation.
Bria named University of Texas head coach Karen Aston, Orlando Magic executive Pat Williams, and Florida Gulf Coast head coach Karl Smesko. Brown challenged coaches Jalie Mitchell (Texas), Nicole Woods (UNC Charlotte), and Bett Shelby (Virginia Tech). Saur challenged coaches David Adkins (Maryland), Karmen Graham (Northern Kentucky), and Jeff Dow (Louisiana-Monroe). Barber challenged coaches David Lowery (Florida), Janell Crayton (UNC Asheville) and Andrew Markowitz (Kansas).
For rules of the Cold Water Challenge, which was started by the University of Arizona, see below:
-All parties have 48 hours from the release to answer the challenge
-Please use the hashtags:
#Chillin4Charity and #Play4Kay
-Any coach that doesn't answer the challenge, owes the Kay Yow Foundation $100
-For each coach that answers the challenge, the original challenger will owe the Kay Yow Foundation $50
-Any player that does not answer the challenge will owe six hours of community service
-For each player that does answer the challenge, each LIU player will owe two hours of community service
Kay Yow Donation Information
1. Make checks payable to: Kay Yow Cancer Fund and include the school and coach name in memo line. The foundation is a 501c3 and any donation will receive a letter of acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes.
2. Donate online at www.kayyow.com/donate and include in the comments section school and coach.
3. All donations will receive an acknowledgment letter that can be used for tax purposes.