Sunday, March 13, 2005

March Gladness is here!

This is copied from Mike's blog:

Once again, Wash. U. Episcopal Campus Ministry is doing March Gladness ... it's your usual NCAA basketball tournament pool -- with a twist. If you win, you don't get to keep the money, you get to donate it to a charity of your choice! We all have fun. It's good healthy competition and in the end some people who really need it get some help.

And it's only $5 an entry to join. You can't beat that!

This year, we've gone hi-tech (sort of) ... well, actually we've just gone kind of lazy. We're letting Yahoo run the pool for us. In fact, we've arranged it so you can do the whole thing ... fill out your bracket and give your $5 "donation" (see that, FBI guys, no illegal gambling here!) all online. Here's how it works:

1) Just go to the game front page and click on the "Sign Up" button to create a team. After completing registration, or if you already have a team, click the "Create or Join Group" button and follow the path to join an existing private group. Then, when prompted, enter the following information...

Group ID#: 36417
Password: love

The only catch to this is that if you don't already have a Yahoo ID, you have to sign up for on (it's free, I've had one for years and never had a hassle with it).

You have to have your bracket entered by Thursday morning. NO LATE ENTRIES!

2) You can give your "donation" through Network for Good with your major credit card. Just click on this link or on either of the Network for Good buttons on this site. Then...

-click on "Donate Now"

-contribute $5 (or more, if you like!)

-under "donation preferences" put in that you want your name and email address revealed (otherwise we won't know you've paid!)

-under "designation" put WUECM March Gladness

-under "dedication" put the name of the charity you want to receive your winnings.


You can bring $5 by Rockwell House or mail it to ECM March Gladness at 7023 Forsyth, St. Louis, MO 63105. Be sure to include a note with your name and designated charity.


Tell your friends and family about it! The more people who enter, the larger the pot for some worthy cause! In case of a tie, the money will be split. Otherwise, it's winner take all!

March Gladness is the brainchild of ECM alum Lesley McCullough! Yeah, Lesley!

Just thought I'd pass this on for those of you who are into basketball, tournament pools, March, or gladness. :)

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