PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 3, 2014) -- Members of the Rutgers women’s basketball team took an icy bath on a hot Wednesday afternoon as part of the #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge.
A national movement among the women’s basketball community, #Chillin4Charity was initiated by Arizona head coach Niya Butts in helping to raise awareness for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Named after the North Carolina State legendary coach Kay Yow, who lost her fight with breast cancer in January of 2009, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised more than eight million dollars and generated nearly four million dollars for scientific research and related programs in a mission to eradicate the deadly disease.
How the #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge works is coaches, student-athletes, friends and family are challenged to receive a dose of ice, cold water over their heads and if not accepted, donate money or community service hours to charity.
Accepting the challenge on Wednesday were assistant coaches Tasha Pointer and Chelsea Newton and academic advisor Monique Brown along with rising sophomore Tyler Scaife (Little Rock, Ark.), rising juniors Kahleah Copper (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Ariel Butts (Columbus, Ga.) and rising senior Alexis Burke (Bainbridge, Ga.).
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