Two College Freshmen Launch March Madness Mock-Up Charity Website Designated to Raise Money for Front-Liners
Bracket of Hope is a charity website founded by two college freshmen designated to fight COVID-19, targeting college basketball fans. Fans can donate on behalf of their favorite team on a mock-up bracket, where the team that raises more money moves to the next round of the tournament.
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Two college freshmen from the George Washington University have launched a platform where college basketball fans can donate on behalf of their team to the front-liners fighting COVID-19. The website is called “Bracket of Hope”, where in the light of the NCAA tournament’s cancellation this year, fans can instead go and donate on behalf of their team on a mock-up bracket, and the team that raises more money moves to the next round. In each match-up, 20% of the money raised by the winner of the round will go back to the school's scholarship fund, and 10% of the money raised by the team that fell short will also go to their scholarship fund. The rest of the money will go to each respective team's COVID-19 related charity of choice. The way teams are seeded is predominantly based on how they performed this year, with the exception of a few lower seeds consisting of teams with huge fan-bases but have not met the tournament's required credentials.
Farid Adibi, a co-founder of Bracket of Hope, talks about the purpose behind the project: “In light of the pandemic, we wanted to unite this nation in a fun way all the while fighting COVID-19. We figured that March Madness has always brought people of different walks of life together, and people still want to show their school spirit even though the tournament was canceled. We hope that fans donate money on behalf of their team and show their true colors even in the darkest of situations.”
Despite limited resources, these two freshmen still managed to bring up the website in a short amount of time in order to receive donations as soon as possible. They are excited about this project and can’t wait for the website to take off.
For more information, please visit: bracketofhope.com
Source: Bracket of Hope
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