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Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 06/27/2014
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MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho women's basketball coaches were issued Cold Water Challenges as part of the #Chillin4Charity twitter campaign from all across the country. In true Idaho fashion they did not disappoint.

Coach Christa Sanford was the first Vandal to be challenge by Washington State's Brian Holsinger. Newly hired assistant coach, Miranda Forry, was then challenged by Pacific's Bradley Davis. Sanford accepted the challenge by creating a slip and slide, Forry took to a kiddie pool to be dumped with ice-cold water. 

Head coach Jon Newlee and assistant coach Kristi Zeller teamed up to complete their challenge. Newlee accepted his challenge from UC Irvine's head coach Doug Oliver, while Zeller was issued her challenge from Toledo's Katie Griggs. Newlee and Zeller took a raft down a water slide at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center, getting met with buckets of cold water at the bottom.

The Coldwater Challenge was initiated by the staff and student-athletes of the University of Arizona women’s basketball team. The rules state that all challenged have 48 hours from the time of being called out to fulfill their task. Any head coach that doesn’t answer the challenge owes the Kay Yow Foundation $250. For those that complete the challenge, the person who challenged must pay the foundation $50. Assistant coaches owe $100 and $25, respectively. Each person to complete the challenge must post their video via social media and use the hashtags #Chillin4Charity and #Play4Kay.

Named for the legendary North Carolina State women's basketball coach, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised upwards of $8 million toward ending cancers afflicting women, and uniting people behind a common cause, since its inception in 2009.

As of the morning of Friday, June 27, the #Chillin4Charity hashtag has been used in 26,300 tweets, retweeted 123,400 times and reached 68.11 million people.

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