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Coach Jones Competing in Ninth Annual Infiniti “Timeout For The Win” Challenge

January 16, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones will compete in the Infiniti “Timeout For the Win” Challenge.  

This year, 48 basketball coaches nationally will participate in taking a “TIMEOUT FOR THE WIN” (#TIMEOUTFTW) to defeat our collective rival – Cancer.

In doing so, INFINITI is giving coaches, universities, and fans the forum to have fun competing against each other, all while raising one million dollars for Coaches vs Cancer through various donation methods, activations and events.

Voting began this week and fans can vote for their favorite coach up to three times per day. The three coaches with the most votes will receive a portion of INFINITI’s $600K donated in their name to the American Cancer Society (ACS). All participating coaches will have at least $1,000 donated in their name to the ACS.

Donations will be made as follows:

  • 1st Place Coach/Highest Votes: $360,000
  • 2nd Place Coach/2nd Highest Votes: $150,000
  • 3rd Place Coach/3rd Highest Votes: $90,000

“I appreciate Infiniti for giving coaches this opportunity to support the American Cancer Society’s fundraising and awareness efforts,” said Jones, a prostate cancer survivor and member of the Coaches vs. Cancer board of directors. “By playing together as a team, the basketball community can make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

There are three ways to vote for Coach Jones – on www.INFINITITIMEOUT.com or through social media on Twitter and Instagram. Votes will only count once per day, per person, via each voting method.

There are three required elements to trigger a social media vote – Fans should post a photo of themselves taking a basketball timeout while including #TIMEOUTFTW in your social copy and #CoachJeffJones.

Voting will end on Monday, March 11, at 9 a.m.

ODU will return to the court on Thursday against LA Tech at the Constant Center. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN+.

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