First, let's take a look at some analytics that the Kay Yow Fund released on #Chillin4Charity. Over the month of June, it has generated a good amount of buzz within women's basketball:
So, this #Chillin4Charity thing has been really popular and there's a lot of content out there showing players and coaches getting soaked in cold water. In case you missed it, you can see our previous posts on WNBA players and coaches who took part in the snippet below:
Now, here are more videos from WNBA teams and players, both from the present AND the past that I wasn't able to get last time:
Allie Quigley, Sasha Goodlett, Sylvia Fowles, and Courtney Vandersloot were among those who did this:
Jeannette Pohlen participated with Shavonte Zellous and Briann January.
Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender, Head Coach Carol Ross, and Assistant Gail Goestenkors participated. Click on the link in the tweet and it will get you to the video:
Head Coach Sandy Brondello, Diana Taurasi, and Shay Murphy answered the bell. They also called out some famous soccer players who are in the World Cup:
But some are skeptical as to whether those soccer players will even take part in it. This tweet confirms my sentiments:
Alysha Clark gets bonus points for getting drenched while being in a tub of ice water.
And here's another video with Tanisha Wright - which was from Clark's vimeo page:
I also see Temeka Johnson and assistant coach Jenny Boucek in the video above but they were weren't drenched in it. I was able to find Johnson's though.
Steve Swetoha joined Volt. He actually did get soaking wet, unlike the mascot. The video is on their Facebook page, and accessible through this tweet:
Videos from former WNBA players
Former WNBA star and now-Loyola University Chicago Head Coach Sheryl Swoopes took part in the challenge with her staff. Coach Swoopes was not afraid to "get back" at people from her storied playing career:
Former Houston Comets superstar and Hall-of-Fame player Cynthia Cooper-Dyke took part in the challenge. Here's a video from USC where she is now the head coach:
Another WNBA and USA Basketball legend, Dawn Staley took part about a week and a half ago. Staley, who is now the head coach at South Carolina took this like a champ, better than almost anyone else I've seen:
Jennifer Azzi played on the 1996 Olympic basketball team that won the Gold Medal in Atlanta, then played in the ABL and the WNBA, where she played for the Detroit Shock, in 1999 and the Utah Starzz/San Antonio Silver Stars from 2000-2003. The now-head coach for the San Francisco Dons made a video early last week:
Again, these aren't the only videos out there for #Chillin4Charity. Most of them are actually for women's college basketball as opposed to the W. Have another video you'd like to share? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
I also know that many NBA players and non-women's basketball figures were asked to do it. If any of them do, that should be pretty interesting.