Bring on your Sweet 16 Enthusiasm to support Trusted Mentors!
GREAT NEWS! Trusted Mentors is one of 16 teams participating in "Brackets for Good" (BfG), a fundraising/awareness campaign during the month of March. Playing on March Madness, nonprofits "play" in a single-elimination bracket-style competition. The winning agency receives a $5,000 prize.
Starting Monday, March 4 at 12:00AM, TM will face the Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI).
How do we win? We collect more "points" (i.e. dollars) by Sunday, March 10 at 11:59:59PM. When we win, we advance to the next round! We need to win 4 rounds to receive the $5,000 prize. Click here for the full bracket and where to donate .
How good is our competitor? Based on last year, we need to raise a minimum of $2,500 to win our first bracket. (YMI competed last year and was able to raise $2,367 in the first rd and won. In Rd. 2 they raised $2,135 but lost.)
Good news! We’re starting with a $1,000 donation from Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee. They have agreed to give us this via CC on the BfG site.
Our goal is to raise at least $1,500 in week one! That means 150 people to donate $10! Or 75 donate $20! (But we don’t have to stop there.)
Thank you and let's get fired up to WIN!
Robert & Jeri
PS - There's no fee to participate; thus, Trusted Mentors keeps 100% of the donations. BUT a 12% surcharge + .30 is added to the donation to cover the cost of Brackets for Good. So $10 is $11.52 and $20 is $22.74.
PPS – Donate early so that we can get a big lead. Then watch Sunday, March 10th to see if we can hold the lead.