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501 Care Creates the Nation's Largest Free-to-play Charitable March Madness Contest

Winners receive $100,000 for their favorite charities

Submitted by: 501 Care

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Technology

Posted: Mar 01, 2016 – 10:13 AM EST

 

SAN MARINO, Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - 501 Care, a San Marino, California digital promotions company has announced they will be hosting  https://www.thecharitybracket.com/, a free-to-play, online March Madness bracket that benefits charities across the country. “Over 60 million people fill out March Madness brackets every year. Now people can play for a good cause with The Charity Bracket,” said Chris Briggs, 501 Care’s CEO.

TheCharityBracket.com functions similar to bracket websites like ESPN or Yahoo Sports, except every participant plays for the charity of their choice. People can create private pools with their friends, while simultaneously competing globally vs. all participants. 501 Care will donate $50,000 to the designated non-profit of the person with the best global score and donate $50,000 more to other participating non-profits.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the inaugural Charity Bracket,” said Christy Moore, Vice President of Marketing at Heifer International. “We’re very grateful to be able to offer a fun, new way for people to support Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty,”

Participants can use the contest as a fundraising tool. The website accepts donations for over 1.4 million charities, although donations are not required and do not affect the outcome of the contest. “We encourage all of our supporters to play for the American Institute for Cancer Research and invite their friends to play and donate,” said Mary Beth Healy, AICR Senior Vice President of Development. “We’re about funding cancer research and raising awareness around lifestyle’s link to cancer risk.”

The Salvation Army, City of Hope, Direct Relief, and hundreds of other charities will be encouraging their supporters to play for their non-profit. If you want to support a non-profit, set up a pool this year on https://www.thecharitybracket.com/. It’s an excellent way to support your favorite charity and have some fun with friends.

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