Vote for Shaka Smart, help Richmond children

Posted at 9:27 AM, Jan 14, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – VCU men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is taking part in an online competition on He is among 48 college basketball coaches involved in the “Coaches Charity Challenge.”

The coach that receives the most votes during the contest will win $100,000 for the non-profit organization of his choice.

Coach Smart has chosen the FRIENDS Association For Children.

Voting opens Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and continues through mid-March.

Click here to vote on

Shaka explained why he and his wife Maya chose the Friends Association to Sports Director Lane Casadonte Monday morning….