It’s almost that time of year again: time for the most anticipated event in all of college basketball, March Madness! For those of you who may not know, March Madness takes place throughout the month of March and early April and is a single-elimination tournament to determine the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball championship game. The games are played throughout the country and televised nightly. There are over sixty games played leading up to the final championship game. In recent years, bracket pools have been created amongst coworkers, friends, and other groups to predict the outcomes of each game and ultimately determine the overall champion. The individual with the most accurate bracket at the end of the tournament wins!
This year, FLOC has decided to partner up with Collaborate to Impact (CTI), a nonprofit in DC whose mission is to build a collaborative network of nonprofits and donors that produce unique social initiatives and results in driven solutions to local and global issues. For our collaborative event, FLOC will be creating our own March Madness bracket! The bracket will be available on Sunday, March 17 once the teams are announced for the tournament. CTI and FLOC will be hosting a Bracket Bash event on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at BlackfinnDC to kick off the tournament! There will be happy hour specials available. Please join us to mingle with other basketball enthusiasts, CTI volunteers, and FLOC supporters. A bracket is $10 to fill out and if you cannot make the event, you can still participate in the bracket by signing up online (website coming soon!) All the proceeds will go directly to serving FLOC’s mission. Throughout the weeks following the Bracket Bash, CTI will send out weekly updates about who is leading in the brackets and a spotlight on FLOC’s work. There will be first, second, and third place prizes.
We are excited about this opportunity to work with CTI and to reach out to a wider audience to spread the word about FLOC and what we are doing in the community. Please join us in this year’s March Madness Tournament and we hope to see you on March 19!
(Kate Fleischer is the Development Assistant at FLOC).