Brackets For Good 2017: Nonprofit Tournament

Brackets For Good 2017: Nonprofit Tournament

Mathews-Dickey Selected to Play in 2017 Brackets For Good

A Fun Philanthropic Competition

This is our 2nd year participating in the competitive giving game (which is now in 10 cities nationwide) of Brackets For Good (BFG). The action tips off the evening of Friday, February 24th and you could help us win the championship donation from the tournament’s title sponsor, Youthbridge!


How You Can Help

Here is how you can help our cause have success in Philanthropy’s BIG Dance!

Learn: Check out this :60 video on How does Brackets For Good work? Now you know what it is and can answer questions your friends might have will you tell them about it – because you’re going to at least help spread the word, riiiight?!

Social Media: Follow our social feeds for the latest news, tournament highlights, and score updates! Use these hashtags:


Donate: Visit the BFG website to donate and keep us on top of the competition.

Who We’re Playing

Help us advance by putting your points on the board! View our matchup.
Share our participation in the tournament with your network to help grow our bench!

 2017 Tournament Dates


February 24, 2017: Tournament Starts
2/24 – 3/3: Round 1 (64 Nonprofits Participating)
3/3 – 3/10: Round 2 (32 Nonprofits Participating)
3/10 – 3/17: Supported 16 Round
3/17 – 3/24: Engaged 8 Round
3/24 – 3/28: Philanthropic 4 Round
3/28 – 3/31: Championship Round
March 31, 2017: 2017 Tournament Ends
April 12th: Celebration of Champions Event in Indianapolis

So. Just what IS Brackets for Good???

Q. What is Brackets For Good (aka “BFG”)?

A. Brackets For good is the sport for nonprofits. Inspired by college basketball brackets, Brackets For Good is a charitable, online fundraising tournament where up to 64 hand-selected, local nonprofits with a 501(c)3 status in good standing compete for donations while earning increased awareness along the way. All participating nonprofits have a chance at winning $10,000 unrestricted grant courtesy of the tournament’s presenting sponsor.

Champ the mascot
Meet Champ, our Mascot


Q. How does it work?

A. Picture the annual college basketball tournament in March. Now, replace the teams with nonprofits. Organizations go head-to-head in a single elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament at During each week-long round donors visit, select the nonprofits they wish to support, and donate money to help them advance to the next round ($1 = 1 Point). At the end of each round the nonprofit with more points advances and the points reset.

Q. Who is Brackets For Good for?

A. Brackets For Good is designed to engage local philanthropists no matter if they are the CEO at a multi-billion dollar company, a director at a small nonprofit, a full-time mom, a local sports fanatic, or a young professional with new found disposable income. Brackets For Good is a platform for activating these like-minded individuals who want to support and continue the good-natured initiatives happening in their community.


This is the ONLY sport for nonprofits and everyone can play in this game. Now let’s goooo!