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WSU’s coach Marshall wins $15,000 for Wichita Children’s Home

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.

Wichita State University men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall won $15,000 for the Wichita Children’s Home by finishing in the “final four” of ESPN.com’s Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

The contest, which allowed people to vote for their favorite coach and his charity over a 10-week period, started with 48 coaches.

Ohio State’s Thad Matta won the challenge, earning $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and Purdue’s Matt Painter joined Marshall and Matta in the “final four.” Hoiberg won $15,000 for the American Heart Association, and Painter won the same amount for the Smith Family Break Thru Fund.

Each of the coaches who participated in the contest received at least $1,000 for charity. University of Kansas coach Bill Self won $1,000 for the Assists Foundation, and Kansas State University coach Bruce Weber earned $1,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer.

The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency temporary housing for children in the Wichita area.

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