Wichita State University men's basketball Coach Gregg Marshall presents Wichita Children's Home with a check for $15,000 from the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge in June, 2014. At left is Janet Pack, director of development at the Wichita Children's Home at the time. Jaime Green File photo
Wichita State University men's basketball Coach Gregg Marshall presents Wichita Children's Home with a check for $15,000 from the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge in June, 2014. At left is Janet Pack, director of development at the Wichita Children's Home at the time. Jaime Green File photo

Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall starts fast in charity challenge voting

By Paul Suellentrop

The Wichita Eagle

January 07, 2015 06:19 PM

Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall is again one of the leaders in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

Marshall finished in the top four last season and presented a check for $15,000 to the Wichita Children’s Home. He is representing that charity again in 2015. Fans can vote for their favorite coach or charity at www.espn.com/infiniti. The contest starts with 48 coaches and runs for 10 weeks. The first round of voting ends Jan. 25.

Each coach earns at least $1,000 and the winning coach earns $100,000.

Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg is in first place, followed by Purdue’s Matt Painter, Maryland’s Mark Turgeon and Marshall.

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The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency temporary housing for children in the Wichita area. For more information, visit www.wch.org.

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