Major Fundraiser Expands to St. Louis in 2016, Promises $10K to Winning Nonprofit

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Brackets for Good opens registration for competitive fundraising event.

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Calling all St. Louis nonprofits: Charitable organization Brackets For Good challenges your organization to some friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Calling all St. Louis nonprofits: Charitable organization Brackets For Good challenges your organization to some friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in philanthropic communities around the United States. Since its kickoff contest in 2012, Brackets For Good has raised more than $1.3 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournaments expanded from Indianapolis to Louisville and will break into several other markets in 2016, including St. Louis, Ann Arbor, and Minneapolis.

“With the help of YouthBridge Community Foundation, the Brackets For Good team is excited to bring the only sport for nonprofits to the St. Louis area,” co-founder Matt McIntyre said. "The partnership with YouthBridge is a powerful testament to the bustling philanthropic sector in St. Louis, and, as a 501(c)3 charity ourselves, we're thrilled to take part in that in a fun way."

In each tournament market, participating nonprofit organizations compete to out-fundraise opponents, earn increased exposure, and have a chance to win $10,000 from generous corporate sponsors. Further, participating nonprofits keep 100 percent of donations received during tournament play. Interested St. Louis-based nonprofit organizations should register to participate in the 2016 tournament by December 31, 2015. Registration is free at

According to Michael Howard, CEO of title sponsor YouthBridge Community Foundation, “Brackets for Good offers a fun, entertaining way of helping nonprofits raise money and connect with a potentially new group of donors. A lot of exciting and innovative things are happening in St. Louis and the Brackets for Good tournament fits that spirit perfectly.”

Local human resource management firm Simploy, Inc., has taken on a divisional sponsorship role for the 2016 tourney. Commerce Bank is also a contributing sponsor. Additional sponsorship opportunities remain available for interested parties.

“Simploy’s vision as a service leader and trusted partner motivates us to reach out and help organizations gain strength and recognition. We are so excited to help launch such a worthy fundraising event and look forward to building relationships in our St. Louis community,” said Patricia Holmes, Chief Financial Officer of Simploy.

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

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