Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is again participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge and asking Vols fans to go online and vote for him in support of Emerald Youth Foundation.

In partnership with, Infiniti launched the online, bracket-style voting challenge with 48 high-profile NCAA basketball coaches, giving them the opportunity to select a “charity of choice” for which to compete. University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes was invited by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to participate and selected Emerald Youth Foundation as the beneficiary.

"Emerald Youth Foundation is doing incredible work for children here in the Knoxville area," Barnes, who serves on the foundation's board of trustees, said. "They're not only helping our kids academically and in their health, but they're also helping them grow deeper in their faith and relationships. So this is a cause and an organization that Candy and I are passionate about."

To vote, individuals need an username and password (signing up is free), and then votes can be cast once per day per email address at

Round 1 voting runs from 1/2/2017 at 3:00PM ET - 1/22/2017 at 11:59AM ET.
Round 2 voting runs from 1/23/2017 at 1:00PM ET - 2/12/2017 at 11:59AM ET.
Round 3 voting runs from 2/13/2017 at 1:00PM ET – 2/26/2017 at 11:59AM ET.
Final Four voting runs from 2/27/2017 at 1:00PM ET - 3/12/2017 at 11:59AM ET.

Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge