Inspiration is Contagious

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture
January 26, 2012 at 10:25a
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Pay ForwardA charity will get $100K. It should be Coach Matta's. Go vote.

A Buckeye victory of any kind of among your life's greatest pleasures. The only way that sweetness could be improved would be to tie it directly into benefitting the greater good.

The good people at Infiniti have partnered with the NCAA and ESPN to make that a reality.

Starting last week, several college basketball coaches - including that guy who has had the Buckeyes operating on a championship level since he arrived - are competing to raise the most money for their chosen charities.

As with March Madness, there are four regions. Ohio State - along with B1G rivals Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin and Michigan State - are in the Midwest region. Each coach is playing for his favorite charity.

Matta's is the Ronald McDonald House, whose stated mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children across the world.

It serves a noble purpose. You can help empower that mission.

Visit the Coaches' Challenge and vote for Coach Matta every day through February 27. The four region winners will then enter the Final Four, which runs through March 8, and the winning coach/charity will be announced March 9.

Matta is currently second in the Midwest region, right behind John Beilein at Michigan. You know what to do.

Every charity will receive $5000. The winning charity gets $100,000.

A Buckeye victory of any kind of among your life's greatest pleasures. Vote for Thad and the Ronald McDonald House today and help improve and save the lives of others.

Comments

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

UGH.  I hate having to register to vote on a website.  I never remember my stupid ESPN username or password.  But I did it.  Because Matta deserves it.  And so does the charity.

Alex's picture

^^^ THIS

I know some of you aren't fans of ESPN, but make an exception this time, as Thad deserves it, the charity deserves it, and it's another thing to beat Michigan at!

ih8rolltyde's picture

As did I. Come on Bucks! 1 percentage point behind the stink weasel leader!

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

buckeyechad's picture

Had to ressurect the ol espn account from the dead for that one

Elika's picture

Tied at 32%!

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

gosolow2000's picture

I did my civic duty. Now, everyone else needs to as well. We can't let that joke from TSUN win this thing.

Muss_15's picture

I have been voting not only to beat TSUN but also for the charity that Matta represents.  I have volunteered at RMH and have a friend who works there.  First of all, if you have never been to the one in Columbus (which I believe is the 2nd largest?) let me tell you Ohio State is well represented in the building.  There is a life-size mural on one wall with the football team and Coach Tressel along with a room inspired by Ohio State (and decorated by Tressel's wife).  I know the basketball players have come which means a lot to the kids.  (The Blue Jackets do a lot as well).  It is a great place for children and their families to feel more at home while going through tough health issues.

ih8rolltyde's picture

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

BED's picture

BUMP! Beilien and Matta are tied at 33%.  Somehow they still have scUM as the leader.  Must be the decimals.  VOTE!!!

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

BED's picture

Matt has overtaken Beilien.  34-33.  Keep it up Buckeye Nation!

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009