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March Madness for a Cause

In the the spirit of putting the FUN in FUNdraising, ECE is running a pool for March Madness to benefit Side-out and ECE.  However, instead of doing a full bracket pool, we are running an (easier) Pick 8 Pool as described below:
  • Pick 8 teams from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket before the start of the tournament on 3/17 (the bracket will be published tonight, 3/15, and you can make your picks as soon as the bracket is published).
  • You will receive points equal to your teams’ seed number each time one of your teams wins. The person with the most points at the end of the tournament wins!  Easy breezy!
  • **FYI — Only the main 64 teams that make up a standard bracket are included (i.e. the play-in games, or ‘first four’, are NOT included).
  • The fee is $20 per pick 8 sheet.
  • The winnings will be split as follows:
    • 50% of the total participants fees collected will go to the person with the most points
    • 25% will go to in support of ECE’s Side-out Assist fundraiser
    • 25% will go towards supporting upcoming ECE events.
  • We are using to manage our pool.

Instructions for joining the pool entitled ‘ECE hoops FUNd’ are as follows:

1. Go to  You can go ahead and sign up to play now, and, then, you can make your picks tonight (3/15) after the NCAA tournament committee names the teams in the bracket.  You MUST make your picks by March 19, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ET, so MAKE YOUR PICKS SOON after bracket publication on 3/15!
2. Enter the following information: 
  a. In the Pool ID box, enter the number 41017
  b. In the Pool Password box, enter ‘bballvball’ (without the single quotes)3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password.4. Make your picks, with the ability to change right up until tip-off.

5.  Pay for your pool by go to:  and clicking “Donate Now.”

We hope you’ll participate, and we hope you’ll spread the word.  It’s easy.  It’s fun.  And, it’s for a good cause!
Thanks for your support!
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