July 29, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — After being challenged by the Ivy League as part of the #Chillin4Charity initiative, the Patriot League accepted, and Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich and Associate Executive Director Ginger Fulton both felt the cold blast of ice-chilled water falling all over them Tuesday morning. They’ve also extended the challenge to all Patriot League women’s basketball coaches — who haven’t been challenged yet — and three other “lucky” candidates, including former Patriot League executive director and current deputy commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference, Connie Hurlbut.
If participants do not accept the cold-water challenge, they are asked to pay $250 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. If the challenge is completed, the challengers are expected to donate $50 bucks to charity. Challenges that are accepted require a $25 donation from the challenger. Anyone challenged can decide to do five hours of community service if they don’t respond. For more information on the movement, log on to the official Kay Yow website: http://kayyow.com/2014/06/20/the-cold-water-challenge-anything-but-cold/
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach.
Kay Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. Before her death, she joined forces with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to form the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.