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Round 1 of the INFINITI challenge closes Sunday - vote daily!

Voting in Round ​1 of the INFINITI Coaches Charity Challenge ends Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11:59 a.m. ET. None of our seven NCAA Men's Division 1 basketball coaches who have chosen Coaches vs. Cancer as their charity have made it into the top 24 (of 48) yet, which is required to move on to Round 2, but Iowa's Fran McCaffrey is getting close, along with Notre Dame's Mike Brey and Alabama's Avery Johnson. Let's boost their rankings by voting every day!

The coaches who have chosen Coaches vs. Cancer as their charity are:

  • Avery Johnson: Alabama
  • Scott Drew: Baylor
  • Bryce Drew: Vanderbilt
  • Fran McCaffrey: Iowa
  • Lon Kruger: Oklahoma
  • Mike Brey: Notre Dame
  • Bruce Weber: Kansas State

Please share this URL -- -- with your family, friends, and volunteers. There is no log-in required, and you can vote for one coach twice every day -- once on your computer or device, and once on Twitter or Instagram. You must use these two hashtags in your posts: #Timeout2vote + #CoachFirstName_LastName. Here is a sample:

A timeout can change a game. Now it can change a life. Take a #Timeout2Vote for #CoachFirstNameLastName. Vote now at INFINITITIMEOUT.COM

The dates of the next rounds are:

  • Round 2: 1 p.m. ET Jan. 22 – 11:59 a.m. ET on Feb. 11 
  • Round 3: 1 p.m. ET Feb. 12 – 11:59 a.m. ET Feb. 25 
  • Final Round: 1 p.m. ET Feb. 26 – 11:59 a.m. ET on March 10

The winner will be announced on on March 11, after noon ET.

How the voting works

Over four rounds of voting, fans will whittle the field of 48 coaches down to a final four. The coach with the most votes after four rounds wins $100,000 for their charity. Each charity will receive money for every round their representative coach is voted through, with the minimum amount they receive increasing round by round. In total, INFINITI will donate a total of $349,000 to the coaches' charities.

Another way to give us a boost!

For every photo you post on Instagram of yourself forming the time out hand pose will count as a vote for your coach. Please follow these steps:

  1. Take a picture of yourself forming the time out hand pose. Use a black and white filter.
  2. Use the hashtag #Timeout2Vote in your caption.
  3. Don't forget to mention the coach you want your vote to count for: #CoachFirstName_LastName.
  4. Also include the hashtag #contest

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