Brackets For Good

1/16/13

Brackets for Good Expands Tournaments to Washington D.C.

Eight local nonprofits to participate in basketball-inspired internet fundraiser


WASHINGTON D.C. (Date, TBD) – Eight nonprofit organizations in Washington D.C. will compete for donations in a basketball-inspired fundraising tournament courtesy of Brackets for Good, an Indianapolis-based charitable organization that provides no cost webraising support for nonprofits. This inaugural Washington D.C. event will tip-off on March 4th.

describe the imageBrackets for Good utilizes an online bracket system to encourage donations for participating nonprofits, as they compete against one another for the opportunity to advance to the championship round. Each time a person visits the website and donates to an organization, their donation translates into points – one point equals one dollar. After each round, the winning non-profit advances for an opportunity to compete in the championship for a $5,000 grand prize donation, provided by Praxis Consulting, a full-service subrogation outsourcing firm in Muncie, Indiana. Participating nonprofits receive 100 percent of their donations received during the tournament regardless of advancement.

Washington D.C.’s first tournament will include the following eight nonprofits: Dreaming Out Loud, M.A.N.U.P., Girls Inc. of Washington DC, Vort Port, Sarah’s Circle, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, The Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation and the William James Foundation.

“Year after year, the intense hype about March Madness creates a positive energy throughout the country,” said Matt McIntyre, co-founder of Brackets for Good. “Brackets for Good is a simple concept that encourages people to help local charities. We knew there could be a way to turn that positive energy into something that benefitted the greater good, and we’re proud to announce our D.C. launch in 2013.”

Brackets for Good’s three co-founders – Matt McIntyre, Matt Duncan and David Cornelius – launched the nonprofit in November 2011, with its first tournament conducted in March 2013 in Indianapolis. Maureen Martz, Scott Gotshall and Rachel Gotshall joined Brackets for Good as volunteer directors and share in the responsibilities.

For more information about Brackets for Good or the upcoming tournament, please visit http://www.bracketsforgood.org or to become a corporate sponsor visit http://www.bracketsforgood.org/sponsor/.

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About Brackets for Good

Founded by Matt Duncan, David Cornelius and Matt McIntyre in November 2011, Brackets for Good is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that hosts online fundraising tournaments for other nonprofits at no cost during the month of March. Participants are matched up on a bracket and “play” one another – earning points when people visit the site and donate. All participants keep 100 percent of the donations they receive, and winners receive an additional grand prize. For more information, visit http://www.bracketsforgood.org.


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