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Brackets For Good Tournament Expands to Louisville in 2015

10.29.2014

Brackets For Good will host its first tournament in the Louisville, Kentucky, in 2015. Last year, the competitive fundraising tournament raised more than $336,000 and boasted thousands of new-donor impressions for 64 nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) - Brackets For Good, in partnership with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, will host a fundraising tournament in Louisville in March 2015. One-hundred percent of the donations raised through the web-based competitive giving tournament will go to participating Louisville-area nonprofit organizations. In addition, the 2015 tournament will provide one passionate local 501(c)3 charity with the grand prize donation of $10,000, while also offering a unique opportunity for 64 nonprofits to raise funds on behalf of their organizations. This will be the first tournament of its kind in Louisville and is an exciting way for Louisville residents to learn about and support 64 nonprofits in their own backyards.

Every March, Brackets For Good hosts single-elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournaments for local nonprofit organizations. Here’s how it works:

  • Nonprofits advance through the tournament by scoring more points than their opponent.
  • Every dollar raised is equal to one point, and points reset each round.
  • Nonprofits eliminated from the tournament continue to raise funds and awareness through weekly skills challenges.

One-hundred percent of all tournament donations go directly to the nonprofit regardless of advancement, and the winning organization will receive a grand prize donation of $10,000 – in addition to their any raised funds – from the 2014 title sponsor: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. The 2015 tournament tips off on Feb. 27, 2014. Tournament planners expect over $200,000 to be raised for Louisville area nonprofits.

“At BGD we are committed to the communities we serve in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio,” said Mark H. Oppenheimer, managing partner of the firm’s Louisville office. “Our local commitment is a cornerstone of our company culture, and being rooted in the Midwest means a love for basketball closely follows. Brackets For Good has created a way to leverage the energy and excitement during the month of March into something that can benefit the community at large. We’re honored to be the title sponsor of the 2015 Brackets For Good Tournament in Louisville and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will make on our community.”

Nonprofit registration for the 2015 tournament is now open; to be considered, please visit www.bracketsforgood.org/louisville/#register. Additional information about Brackets For Good, including sponsorship details, is available at www.bracketsforgood.org/louisville.

“We’re thrilled to bring a Brackets For Good tournament to the nonprofit organizations and donors in the Louisville-area,” said Matt McIntyre, Co-Founder and Executive Director. “Ultimately, Brackets For Good was founded with the primary purpose of helping to bring awareness to nonprofits who operate in our own backyards – Now, residents of Louisville will have an exciting way to learn about organizations doing great things in their community.”

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About Brackets For Good
Founded in 2011, Brackets For Good is a charitable, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis. We’re focused on helping other nonprofits generate awareness, grab the attention of new donors, and rally internal teams around a free-to-play, bracket-style fundraising tournament where everybody wins. Since 2011, the 100% volunteer-ran team has helped raise over $500,000 for nonprofit organizations participating Brackets For Good tournaments.

About Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a progressive business law firm serving regional, national and international clientele. BGD attorneys are described by clients as responsive, aggressive and effective advocates. The firm continues the tradition of providing unparalleled client service in 2014; BGD’s practice groups accommodate 17 service areas and 12 different industries. For more information, visit www.bgdlegal.com.

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