Brackets for Charity

The Farmington office recently held a fundraising event to coordinate with the NCAA March Madness basketball championship. Playoff brackets were distributed to each employee for completion. While a $5.00 donation was encouraged for each bracket entry, it was not required. To make it enticing for all to participate, all the money raised would be donated to a charity, with the person with the best bracket choosing which charity receives the funds.

It worked! There were 71 brackets entered, and over $400 raised. On Monday April 4, Villanova won the championship game at the buzzer, crowning Tony Stephans the winner in the Farmington office. The charity he chose to support is My Sister’s Place. This not-for-profit is committed to ending homelessness by empowering women, families and others in greater Hartford (CT) to achieve independence and stability in their community by providing housing and supportive services. The OneBeacon Charitable Trust will match funds raised by Farmington employees.

Tony Stephans is shown in front of the NCAA tournament leaderboard in the Farmington office. Tony had the most successful bracket, and chose to donate funds raised to My Sister's Place.

Tony Stephans is shown in front of the NCAA tournament leaderboard in the Farmington office. Tony had the most successful bracket, and chose to donate funds raised to My Sister’s Place.

 

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