Miller leads West Region in Infiniti Charity Coaches' Challenge - Tucson News Now

Miller leads West Region in Infiniti Charity Coaches' Challenge

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TUCSON, Ariz. – January 24, 2013 – McDonald's owner/operators across the state are asking customers to show their support for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona by voting for Sean Miller, University of Arizona men's basketball coach, during the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge.

The Challenge, which began Jan. 14 and runs through March 10, encourages fans nationwide to vote online daily for their favorite college basketball coach. The coach who receives the most votes will win $100,000 for his charity of choice. Sean Miller, currently in the lead in the West Region, has selected the RMHC Southern Arizona.

"We are huge supporters of the RMHC and are thrilled about this opportunity to win additional funds for an important charity," said Mike Osborne, president, Southern Arizona McDonald's Operator Association. "The House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children facing life-threatening disease or injury. The $100,000 prize will enable the House to provide comfort and care to even more families who must travel far from home for medical care." 

If Sean Miller wins the Challenge, the Ronald McDonald House in Tucson will be able to provide housing, comfort and care to an estimated 35 families for an average night stay of 33 nights.

"Winning the grand prize of $100,000 not only will offset the expense of caring for a number of our families but also will enable us to continue to educate the community about what we do – which is keeping families together," said Anne Rounds, Chief Development Officer for RMHC Southern Arizona.

The first round of the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge will conclude Feb. 27. The winning coach from each region – East, West, South and Midwest – will advance to the Final Four. The Final Four voting period will run until March 10; the winning coach will be announced March 11. Fans are encouraged to vote daily at www.espn.com/infiniti  

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