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Retired NBA Coach Phil Jackson Sponsors Campaign for One Lucky Donor to Spend Day with Him to Benefit American Indian College Fund

DENVER, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phil Jackson will give one lucky fan the opportunity to spend a day with him in Los Angeles learning his basketball coaching secrets.

Jackson has teamed up with online fundraising company Omaze for a fundraising campaign to support the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) to raise money for Native student scholarships.

Donors must complete entries for a chance to meet Mr. Jackson via the Fund's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/collegefund) and web site (www.collegefund.org). The campaign is currently slated to end on Feb. 8. Airfare and hotel are included in the trip. Donations are not required to enter for a chance to meet Mr. Jackson.

As part of the campaign, Mr. Jackson, a longtime supporter of the Fund who has also conducted basketball clinics in Indian Country, will show game tape of past championship series and explain how he prepared champion players like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Mr. Jackson will also talk about how he developed his well-known Triangle Offense and other strategies that helped him win 11 NBA championships, the most in basketball history. Mr. Jackson retired from coaching in 2011.

"The American Indian College is delighted that Mr. Jackson has donated his time and energies to illustrate the need for financial support for American Indian college students," said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "Not only is Mr. Jackson helping to raise money for scholarships, but he is also providing Native students with the valuable knowledge that he believes that with an education, they are all winners."

About the American Indian College Fund
With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education and support to the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.

About Omaze
Omaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world's greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefitting a social cause.  The process works similar to a charity raffle. The user friendly site allows anyone to enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, they collect all the entries and select the winners through a third party computer generated random selection process. The proceeds are delivered to benefit a specific social cause. The goal of the campaign is clearly quantified and they track the impact overtime so you can see how your support has impacted lives.   

SOURCE American Indian College Fund

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