American University women’s basketball coaches Megan Gebbia, Tiffany Coll, Nikki Flores and rising sophomore Jordan Light participated in the #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge on Monday afternoon.
Coaches Gebbia, Coll and Flores were challenged by Manhattan Assistant Coach Christine Sikiric and Light was called out by former high school teammate Amanda Fioravanti. The four were able to call out other coaches and players to participate in the challenge. Gebbia challenged Marist Head Coach Brian Giorgis, Canisius Head Coach Terry Zeh, Sacred Heart Head Coach Jess Mannetti and Gardner-Webb Head Coach Rick Reeves. Coll called out Christie Rogers of Towson and Taryn Christian of UMBC while Flores challenged Alisa Kresge of Marist, Lisa Etienne of Sacred Heart and Kacie Cryer of McNeese State. Light called out Virginia’s Faith Randolph, Richmond’s Janelle Hubbard and American teammate Jen Dumiak.
The #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge was started by Arizona women’s basketball coach Niya Butts as a fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Once challenged, each coach or player has 48 hours to respond. Any head coach that chooses not to participate owes $250 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. If the coach does participate in the challenge, the original challenger will donate $50 to the foundation. Assistant coaches also earn money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund with their participation, while student-athletes will give back through community service.
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