March Kindness

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

For our March Kindness, Brandon and I are holding a March Madness Basketball tournament pool again this year to benefit the PA Special Olympics.  We are holding the tournament pool online this year to try to make it easier to join and keep track of all the scores.  If you are interested in joining our pool- hooray!   The details are below:

“Thank you for all that you and your friends do to support Special Olympics PA!  It is much appreciated!”  -Matt B. Aaron, President & CEO (hand written note at the bottom of last year’s donation thank you letter)

We are holding the March Madness Tournament Pool fundraiser for the PA Special Olympics again this year!  Like last year, whether you know all the players’ stats or don’t even recognize some of the teams’ names- it’s easy to join in on the fun.  All proceeds will be donated to the PA Special Olympics from “Your Friends” (with a list of all participant names).  Last year, we raised $290 dollars to support the PA Special Olympics and in the process- Stacy & Duke Soltesz (Detroit, MI) won a $50 VISA gift card!  This year, it could be you!!

How do you play?
In our attempt to make it easier (and more green!) to participate this year; we have set up our pool online.  Please visit: to enter your picks for tournament play after March 14th (Selection Sunday) and before March 18th (first round).  (See instructions below). Send via snail mail your entry fee of $10 per bracket.  **If you are more comfortable completing your bracket via paper, please feel free to mail in a paper copy of your picks & we will add you to the online pool once we receive your paper bracket!

At, you will need to create a login and password (it’s free!).  Once you’re logged into the site;
1.    - In the left index, select User Tools
2.   - Select Join a private pool
3.    - Select the March Madness button
4.    - Pool Login Name:  Studer
5.     -Pool Password:  madness1
     -To make your selections, choose My Picks across the top (in orange & black).  Next time you log in, you will find our pool by selecting My Pools in the left index.

You can even make more than one bracket if you want!  In the left index, select Pool Options > Add a pick sheet, name it, and choose your picks!  (reminder:  each bracket has a fee of $10, see above)

How do you win?
Points will be given for each correct winner picked within the different rounds of tournament play.  The participant with the most points at the end of the tournament will win a $50 VISA gift card!!
In the spirit of the Special Olympics oath, “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” the participant with the least amount of points at the end of the tournament will receive a $5 gift card to Starbucks!

Round 1: 1 point
Round 2: 2 points
Round 3: 4 points
Round 4: 8 points
Round 5: 12 points
Round 6: 15 points
Tie-breaker:  Total points scored in the championship game

If you need our home address to send in your entry fee:  Please email or facebook msg. me!!  We'd love new people to join our pool and help raise money to support the PA Special Olympics!

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