As explained here, I’m running Grandma’s marathon for the American Cancer Society. One of the ways I’m going to raise some money and have some fun is by running an NCAA basketball bracket pool. It’s been said that the NCAA tournament costs the US $3.8 billion per year, let’s see if we can make it $3.9!
Here’s how it will work:
Step 1 – You donate $10 per entry or $25 for 3 entries to American Cancer Society via my page here – this is a tax deductible, charitable donation.
Step 2 – I’ll email you an invite to the league I’ve set up via CBS Sports.
Step 3 – You fill in your bracket(s) and let the madness begin!
Step 4 – I continue to pound the pavement and get more great prizes to give out to the top 3 brackets.
The scoring rules are pretty standard:
- Round 1 picks are worth 1 point
- Round 2 picks are worth 2 points
- Round 3 picks are worth 4 points
- Round 4 picks are worth 8 points
- Round 5 picks are worth 16 points
- Round 6 picks are worth 32 points
- Tiebreaker is the total score of the final game.
Money needs to be given to me, or donated via my page, by 10:00 PM CST on Wednesday – I’ll check at 10 and email any remaining invites by 10:30.
Brackets need to be filled out by the start of the tournament on Thursday.
Note prizes are still being worked on – I’ve already got verbal commitments to donate gift certificates or discounts from the following businesses: