Tournament to raise money, awareness for Denver charities

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Posted 3/12/18

Denver-area residents can help their favorite charitable causes in an online, bracket-style competitive giving tournament. Brackets for Good Denver 2018 rallies enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise …

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Tournament to raise money, awareness for Denver charities

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Denver-area residents can help their favorite charitable causes in an online, bracket-style competitive giving tournament.

Brackets for Good Denver 2018 rallies enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents to advance in the tournament. Dollars from the tournament translate into points, giving participating charities the opportunity to advance in each bracket.

At the end of the tournament, the competing nonprofits keep all the donations they received during tournament play, no matter how many rounds they advance, and the winning organization will receive an additional $10,000 championship grant.

“Brackets for Good tournaments are about much more than raising dollars. They’re about shining a spotlight on the amazing organizations working hard every day to improve our communities,” said Matt McIntyre, co-founder and executive director of Brackets for Good. “The energy and the excitement attracts new fans of philanthropy and gives existing fans a unique way to rally around the causes they care about. As a result, participating organizations are more equipped to further their missions with engaged supporters and raised awareness.”

Brackets for Good Denver participants are: 4 Paws 4 Life; Bessie’s Hope; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver; Bridge House; Children’s Future; Clinica Colorado; CLLARO (Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization); Colorado Children’s Chorale; Curious Theatre; Demi’s Animal Rescue; Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation; Doing Good Foundation; EarthLinks, Inc.; ECDC African Community Center; Ferocious Fighters; Friends of Colorado Talking Book Library; Global Orphan Prevention; Karis Community; LiveWell Colorado; Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains; Otero Junior College Foundation; Playworks Colorado; Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding; Second Wind Fund; Temple Grandin School; The Crowley Foundation, Inc.; and Youth on Record.

“Brackets For Good helps ignite the drive that our fellow community members have to give back,” said Chris Baggot, CEO of ClusterTruck, which is helping to put on the Denver tournament. “We’re excited about our recent expansion to Denver and as new members to the community we’re eager to play a role in supporting Denver charitable nonprofits. Helping host the Brackets For Good 2018 Denver tournament enables us to support numerous causes across the city in a meaningful and fun way.”

To participate, go to https://denver.bfg.org and make a donation through April 6. Every $1 donation equals one point for the charitable organization.

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