Colorado Buffaloes' head coach Tad Boyle will be participating in the sixth annual "Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge" in a quest to raise money for the Special Olympics of Colorado.

The program, which is co-coordinated by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, ESPN, and the NCAA, includes a four-round online fan vote in which participants can cast votes for the individual charity of each of the 48 coaches involved with the program.

Voters can cast their votes for one coach's charity each day at The first round of voting runs through Jan. 24, with half of the coaches advancing to the next round from Jan. 25 through Feb. 14. The field will continue to be whittled from there, culiminating on the announcement of the winning coach and charity on March 13.

The winning charity will receive $100,000, though the Special Olympics of Colorado will receive a minimum donation of $1,000 and more if coach Boyle advances to later rounds.

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