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@HerdWBB Accepts Kay Yow #Chillin4Charity Challenge

Coach Matt Daniel issued a challenge to the entire state of West Virginia.

June 20, 2014

#Chillin4Charity 2014 - Marshall Women's Basketball (YouTube)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Coach Matt Daniel and the Marshall women’s basketball staff beat the heat for a good cause, Friday, when they accepted the Kay Yow #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge.

To complete the challenge, Daniel, associate head coach Tony Kemper and assistant coaches Devrinn Paul and Caronica Randle each had a bucket of cold water dumped on their heads – which was recorded. Daniel accepted the challenge from coach Brooks Donald-Williams at McNeese State, while Paul was challenged by Stephanie Norman, associate head coach at Louisville.

By accepting, coaches must challenge other coaches to participate.

“I am challenging every NCAA head coach in the state of West Virginia for us to have 100 percent participation and put our stamp on this great cause,” Daniel said. “For every coach that accepts the challenge, I have to donate $25. For every coach that does not accept, that coach must donate $250 to the Kay Yow Foundation.”

The following coaches (challenged by Daniel and his staff) have until Wednesday to accept.

West Virginia University – Mike Carey

Alderson Broaddus – Josh Allen

Bluefield State College – James Oliver

University of Charleston – Adam Collins

Concord University – Kenny Osborne

Davis & Elkins – Jason Asbell

Fairmont State – Steve McDonald



Glenville State – Charles Marshall

Ohio Valley – David Wadlington

Salem International – Lester Harbin

Shepherd – Jenna Eckleberry

West Liberty – Lynn Ullom

WV State – David Smith

WV Wesleyan – Michael Bari

Wheeling Jesuit – Debbie Buff

Bethany College – Rebecca Upton

Western Kentucky University – Candyce Bingham (challenged by Paul)

University of Central Arkansas – Destinee Rogers (challenged by Randle)

The charity fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, got its start in the West as Arizona head women's basketball coach Niya Butts issued a challenge to the Pac-12 coaches on June 9 to participate and just in a matter of days, the challenge spread throughout women's basketball programs across the country.

A former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Kay Yow's voice became a galvanizing force for the WBCA. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake, and since its inception has raised over $8 million dollars while $3.8 million has been granted for scientific research and related programs focused on women's cancers thanks to the generosity and continued support of our donors. For more information, visit

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