BRACKETS FOR GOOD “TIPS-OFF” MARCH 5th
We are excited to announce the tip off to our first web-raising tournament on March 5, 2012 to coincide with the seasonal buzz of College Basketball Tournaments. The online event will support Camp Tecumseh’s campership program that provides scholarships for low-income youth to experience camp.
Brackets for Good uses an online bracket system to help raise money for Indiana nonprofits. Teams – or participating non-profits like Camp Tecumseh YMCA – are matched up to “play” one another – earning points when people visit the site and donate. One dollar is worth one point and after each round the winning team advances to the next round. All participants keep 100 percent of the donations they receive and the overall winner receives an additional grand prize at the completion of the bracket championship.
The first tournament winner receives a grand prize donation of $5,000 – in addition to all individual donations – courtesy of title sponsor Bluefish Wireless, an Indianapolis-based company that helps businesses design, deploy and manage wireless programs.
“After the last two Men’s College Basketball Tournaments in which Butler made the final game, we felt there had to be a way to turn the positive energy and hype surrounding the tournament into a greater good,” said Matt McIntyre, co-founder of Brackets for Good. “The concept of Brackets for Good is simple and completely focuses on helping local charities ‘webraise.’”
Please help send a child to camp this year, and raise awareness for all of the valuable charities involved in this tournament. If you have any questions, contact Ben Meyaard or call 765-564-2898.