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Monday January 14, 2013Voting Open for Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge; Donovan Representing Ferrero Foundation

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida head coach Billy Donovan will participate in the 2013 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge on behalf of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation for the chance to win $100,000 for the charity. Voting opens today for the 48 participating coaches and charities at, and votes can be cast daily.


With an outstanding show of support from Gator fans, the Ferrero Foundation and Coach Donovan and were the winners of the 2011 competition.


Horst and Luisa Ferrero established the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation after their 3-year-old son Sebastian Ferrero died at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, as a result of a medication overdose followed by a series of preventable medical errors. The foundation was established to serve as a catalyst for profound change in the way hospitals and health-care professionals care for children and their families. The mission of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is to advocate and fund-raise for a full-service, state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Gainesville, Florida, while promoting excellence in patient safety and ensuring that all families are treated with compassion, courtesy and dignity.


The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, the University of Florida and Shands Hospital have created a shared vision to be the leading provider of pediatric health and wellness services in the state of Florida and a national leader in pediatric research, innovation and education.


Infiniti, which is a corporate partner of NCAA men’s basketball and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) will donate $5,000 to each of the participating charities and award $100,000 to the winning coach’s charity.

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