You are invited to participate in our “Madness for Charity” basketball pool to benefit great causes! The winners of the pool will receive the following prizes:
• $100 in gift cards to Amazon.com
• A gift basket from Whole Foods (value: $100)
• $35 in gift cards to Margarita’s Restaurant
• $25 gift card to TJ Maxx
• Novelty trophy
• Bonus prizes will be given throughout the tournament!
To sign up, use the following link and password:
You may be prompted to sign up for a CBS March Madness account. If you have any questions or problems, email Matt at email@example.com
We ask that each participant make a small donation ($10 to $20) to one of the charities below (your choice). Donation is purely on the “honor system” and you do not need to donate in order to sign up for the basketball pool. In other words, you can sign up for the basketball pool first, using the link and password above, and make your donation afterwards.
Please forward this email to any and all friends & family members who are interested in basketball or supporting good causes!
• NPH USA
• Options for Children in Zambia
• Year Up
A description of each charity, and links to donate, are below.
NPH USA, formerly Friends of the Orphans, is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children with homes, healthcare and educational programs, making a positive impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. NPH USA directly supports Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), which is currently raising more than 3,200 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 1,800 students who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals and health care. NPH outreach programs served more than 113,000 people in 2013.
Link to donate to NPH USA (donations can be made via credit card): https://securelb.imodules.com/s/769/rtCol.aspx?sid=769&gid=1&pgid=344
Options for Children in Zambia
Options for Children in Zambia is a 501©3 not for profit corporation that provides short-term and long-term relief for orphaned children and their caregivers through delivery of health care, commitment to strengthen local health service capacity, and improvement of health through community development. Our annual service trips employ volunteers who deliver dental care, medical aid, women’s micro-finance support, educational sponsorship, community outreach and public health interventions that help orphaned children, extended families and communities living with HIV and AIDS. The efforts of March Madness will specifically support Tufts dental students to participate in this effort to become a new generation to support vulnerable children and their families in Zambia.
Link to donate to Options for Children in Zambia (donations can be made via Paypal or check): http://www.optionsforchildren.org/donate
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. We offer a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships.
Link to donate to Year Up (donations can be made via credit card or check): https://yearup.secure.force.com/donate
For those of you unfamiliar with March Madness, it is the annual college basketball tournament made up of the best 64 teams across the country participating in a single-elimination style playoff for the national championship. Your job will be to pick which team you think will win each of the games until only one team is left, the 2014 National Champion. The person with the most accurate picks will win the pool. Runners-up will also receive prizes.
Again, the CBS Fantasy Sports website to pick your teams can be reached by using the following link and password:
The tournament field is announced on Sunday, March 16th and you will have until Thursday, March 20th at 10:00am EST to pick your teams.
Good luck, and thank you!!!