HBCU Simmons College Starts ‘No S.W.E.A.T’ Challenge

WDRB 41 Louisville News

Simmons College of Kentucky is using its limelight of national attention to help change lives.

“Big doors swing on little hinges,” said college president Dr. Kevin Cosby. “And when we started the basketball program, I had no idea that something local would get so much national attention.”

An NBA TV story on Simmons College, (click here) put this HBCU on the map. But what happen after that was unexpected. Buzz Williams, the men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech, was so moved by the story he promised to donate his tithe for the month of April to the college.

A tweet from Coach Williams reads:

What Is No S.W.E.A.T

Dr. Cosby started the “No S.W.E.A.T” challenge to keep the momentum going after Williams announced his donation. And the title was inspired by Williams for a couple reasons.

“He is known for perspiring as he engages in coaching on the sidelines,” Cosby said. “But when he said he was going to make a donation to Simmons, there was no sweat. I mean, he did it effortlessly. He felt no pressure. He just, from his heart, felt like it was the right thing.”

Cosby explained S.W.E.A.T. is also an acronym for: Simmons Weaving Education and Athletics Together.




“I want all the coaches to do something,” Cosby said. “Because if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot. And we can make a tremendous difference.”

Cited from WDRB.com To watch the NBA TV story on Simmons, click here.


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