By: Katie Foley
At Beacon of Hope Crisis Center (BOHCC), we are always looking for ways to get involved within our community. It’s a way to not only support the community that we work and live in, but also a way to communicate to thousands our mission and why we do what we do. So, it was of no question when we submitted our application to be a part of the Brackets for Good (BFG) competition beginning March 2nd.
What is Brackets for Good? BFG is the only sport for nonprofits. Inspired by the annual college basketball tournament in March, BFG hosts online fundraising tournaments where up to 64 selected local nonprofits rally support through the community, family and friends, board members, and the community to donate money while also increasing awareness. Picture the NCAA tournament and replace it with nonprofits competing to be the final champion.
Getting involved and voting is extremely easy. Each $1 donation turns into one point for that organization. The rounds are single elimination, mirroring a bracket-style fundraiser. During each week, individuals can visit indianapolis.bfg.org and give to their favorite organization to advance to the next round. Each organization isn’t in it alone, though, as they each have community teammates helping them along the way.
For BOHCC to be a part of this for the second year in a row is extremely exciting. Not to mention, we are even more excited for our corporate sponsor: Stacked Pickle - Southport! Throughout the first round, we will be hosting events at Stacked Pickle Southport, 7040 McFarland Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Take A Bite Out of Domestic Violence / A Dine To Donate Event: Sunday, March 4th from 4pm-8pm join us for dinner at Stacked Pickle Southport and for just bringing the flyer to hand to your server when you order you can help advance our cause.
Come meet Champ our BFG mascot! He’ll be giving high-fives and doing photo-ops for 30 minutes every hour during this event!
Get To The Top Two Hour Hang Out Event: Wednesday, March 7th from 6pm-8pm join us for serious fun and bracket advancement entry chances for amazing prize drawings in the bar at Stacked Pickle Southport. Hang out, play games and advance BOHCC in our BFG Bracket Match-Up!
For more information on both Beacon of Hope Crisis Center and Brackets For Good, visit our about us page and our BFG matchup page.
About this blog
This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.