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“Shaka & FRIENDS: Smart from the Start” on-line contest

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 19:17:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Off the court, Coach Shaka Smart is making a difference, helping a non-profit close to his heart and you have a chance to help bring thousands of dollars to "FRIENDS Association For Children"

"Shaka & FRIENDS: Smart from the Start" is a joint effort between VCU Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart and Friends Association for Children (FRIENDS) to win ESPN and Infiniti’s Coach’s Charity Challenge. The challenge pits 48 of the top college basketball coaches and their chosen charities against each other in a quest to win $100,000. 

To support FRIENDS vote "SMART" daily through the end of February. FRIENDS is a multi-center agency providing subsidized child development, early childhood education services and family services in Jackson Ward and in Church Hill. For more details on FRIENDS visit