Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Javelina Nation Accepts the #Chillin4Charity Challenge

KINGSVILLE - July 09, 2014

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


Texas A&M-Kingsville President Dr. Steven Tallant accepted the Kay Yow #Chillin4Charity Challenge Tuesday issued by Angelo State President Dr. Brian J. May. The #Chillin4Charity Challenge helps raise funds for the Kay Yow Foundation which has raised over $8 million for cancer research since it was started in 2007.

            Tallant was joined by Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics & Campus Recreation Scott Gines and Javelina Women’s Basketball Coach Wade Scott, who were all drenched in ice water as part of the challenge. According to the rules of the challenge, coaches and administrators who do not accept the challenge must donate $250 to the Kay Yow Foundation. For each coach or administrator who accepts a challenge, the challenger must contribute $50 to the Foundation.

            Tallant issued a challenge to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Dr. Flavius Killebrew, while Gines is challenging Texas Woman’s University Athletic Director Chalese Connors and Scott is challenging Eastern New Mexico Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Prock. According to #Chillin4Charity rules the challenged have 48 hours to respond.

            Watch the video of Tallant, Gines and Scott accepting the #Chillin4Charity Challenge here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaHEW_b6K84&feature=youtu.be

About the #Chillen4Charity Coldwater Challenge

            The University of Arizona's women's basketball program started the challenge to raise contributions to the Kay Yow Foundation and bringing together the entire basketball community for the cause. Coaches challenge other coaches, and funds are raised based on those challenges.

About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

            Founded in December 2007, The Kay Yow Cancer Fund reflects the vision of the organization's namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. Before her death, she joined forces with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to form the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.

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