Chris Holtmann is going all-in.
Former Butler coach Brad Stevens accepted the All-In Challenge on May 1, selecting Holtmann to participate next. On Thursday afternoon, Holtmann responded, taking the challenge.
Ive accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE from Brad Stevens. 100% of the money raised by @allinchallenge will work towards addressing food insecurity caused by COVID-19. I challenged Buckeye great @thekidet— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) June 18, 2020
In accepting the All-In Challenge, Holtmann will raise money for Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry in order to help provide food for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He's auctioning off a game-day experience that includes a meal with Holtmann and the staff, locker room and shootaround access, tickets to a game and an autographed basketball.
From the Fanatics posting:
Attention, Buckeyes fans: the Ohio State Men's Basketball team is inviting you and a guest to Columbus for an exclusive game day experience. Dine with Coach Holtmann and team staff the night before the game and head to the Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center the next day for a behind-the-scenes tour of both the arena and practice facility. You'll even have locker room access before and after the day's game and get to spend some time on the court for a shootaround with the team. Claim two seats for the game and, when the final buzzer sounds, head home in high spirits with a basketball autographed by Coach Holtmann. 100% of the money raised through this Game/Auction will go directly to Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.
The opening bid is $3,500. Stevens raised $150,000 with his challenge, which included an all-access game-day experience package and a basketball signed by the entire team.
Holtmann, Ryan Day and Gene Smith teamed up to collectively donate $175,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund in April.