June 27, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF women's basketball head coach Joi Williams and five other members of the team weren't afraid to answer the #Chillin4Charity call this week.
The viral fundraiser movement reached Orlando after Williams was challenged by Wisconsin's women's basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey and Weber State head coach Bethann Ord. She accepted her fate alongside associate head coach Ken Griffin and rising sophomore Jordan Jackson, who were also called out by their peers.
Arizona women's basketball coach Niya Butts began the craze as a fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. After getting herself doused with a bucket of ice-cold water, Butts challenged several of her Pac-12 coaching peers to do the same.
The rules state that all parties have 48 hours from the time of being challenged to answer the call. Any head coach that doesn't answer the challenge owes the Kay Yow Foundation $250. For those that complete the challenge, the person who challenged must pay the foundation $50. The idea is the same for the assistant coaches, but the money amounts change to $100 and $25, respectively. The student-athletes must do community service if they don't complete the challenge.
Not wanting to let their fellow Knights miss out on the fun, Williams called out assistant coach Joe Silvestri; Griffin called out assistant coach Tamisha Augustin; and Jackson challenged teammate Bryeasha Blair.
Each person to complete the challenge must post their video via social media and use the hashtags #Chillin4Charity and #Play4Kay.