COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Aggie women's head basketball coach Gary Blair donned a snorkel and fins this afternoon for a good cause, taking part in the #Chillin4Charity Challenge to help raise funds and awareness for the Kay Yow Fund and cancer research.
Blair, along with assistants Bob Starkey and Kelly Bond-White, had buckets of cold ice-water dumped over their heads after being challenged by other coaches and players across the country.
Blair called out former assistant and current Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer, Aggie and current San Antonio Stars WNBA player Danielle Adams, UT-Pan American head coach Larry Tidwell, and head coach Jim Littell of Oklahoma State.
Blair said, "I just hope that we can help and continue the awareness what you can do the different forms of cancer that's out there right now. There's so many different organizations and things like that, and we do a great job here in Bryan/College Station with the Pink Alliance. This our way of going back and helping all the people be aware what a little bit can do to help."
Starkey called out Aggie and Connecticut Sun player Kelsey Bone, and four former LSU Tigers: Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, Connecticut Sun guard Allison Hightower, Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles, and Seattle Storm guard Temeka Johnson.
Bond-White called out former Illinois, Rutgers, and St. Joseph and USA Olympic coach Theresa Grentz, Dayton head coach Jim Jabir, Pittsburgh assistant Kathy McConnell-Miller, and Rutgers assistant Tasha Pointer.
-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 $250
-for each coach that answers the challenge, the original challenger will owe the Kay Yow Foundation $50
-Any coach that does not answer the challenge will owe the Kay Yow Foundation $100
-For each coach that answers the challenge, each assistant will owe the Kay Yow Foundation $25
-Any player that does not answer the challenge will owe five hours of community service
-For each player that does answer the challenge, each Purdue 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.
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