UM Coach John Beilein Chooses St. Louis Center for $100,000 Contest

A photo of John Beilein of the University of Michigan Men's Basketball Coaching staff surrounded by graphics for voting in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity ChallengeChelsea, MI – Monday January 6, 2014 was the kick-off for the 3rd Annual Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge, and UM Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein has once again chosen St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI as his favorite non-profit charity for this contest. The contest, run by, pits 48 NCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches against one another nationally for the right to win $100,000 for their favorite charity, and there are four elimination brackets until the final winner is determined in March.

Round One: January 6-26, 2014, All 48 charities win $1,000

Round Two: January 27 – Feb. 16, 2014, 24 charities win $7,500

Round Three: Feb. 17 – March 2, 2014, 16 charities win $10,000

Round Four: March 3 – March 16 , 2014, 4 charities win $15,000

Final Winner Announced March 16, 2014 for $100,000

This is a social media contest, and relies on community members and students casting votes daily to help their favorite coach and charity win. To make it easier for people to vote for Coach Beilein, St. Louis Center has established a new web address for voting. Simply go to, and you will be directed immediately to the ESPN website to vote. If you’re not registered, you will be asked to provide an email address and password, and you’re in!

St. Louis Center provides residential care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and has been run by the Servants of Charity congregation of the Catholic Church since 1960. For more information about St. Louis Center please visit the website at


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