"We are pleased that Infiniti has reaffirmed its support of NCAA student-athletes and higher education values with its five-year contract renewal as an NCAA corporate partner," said Mark Lewis, NCAA Executive Vice-President for Championships and Alliances.
Head Coach John Beilein and the University of Michigan Wolverines fans won the annual Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge, a first for the school. Beilein's chosen charity, the ChadTough Foundation, received a check for US$ 100,000. Infiniti donated another US$ 227,500 to various philanthropic organisations that were individually selected by the other NCAA Division I basketball coaches in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge.
Distinguished guests at this year's celebration included Randy Parker, Vice-President, Infiniti Americas; Kelly Doss, Executive VP American Cancer Society; Matt Wolfert, Director Corporate Partnerships at NCAA; Wade Hageman from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Erica Cardillo, Director NCAA
Partnerships at Turner Sports.