Thursday, February 28, 2013

Help Trusted Mentors make it to the FINAL FOUR!

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.  

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