2018 NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity
Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Young ProfessionALS Group for this year’s NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity founded by group member, Haley Schechter!
How it Works
The entry donation is $25 for the first bracket and $15 dollars for each additional bracket (one bracket for $25, two brackets for $40 and three brackets for $55). There is a three bracket limit, but additional donations are always welcomed! Your entry bracket purchase is also your entrance ticket to the Kickoff Party at The Scout (1301 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL) on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Once you have registered through this page, you will receive an email directing you to set up your account through CBS Sportsline and join our group.
- If you have played in a league on CBS Sportsline before, you can use your previous log-in
- Be sure to double check your email address in your registration so you receive this necessary information
- You will return to the CBS Sportline website to fill out your bracket, starting on Selection Sunday (March 11)
- Deadline to purchase brackets and make selections on CBS Sportsline website is March 15 at 9:59am
How to Win
Each game picked correctly will earn the following points:
- 1st Round: 2 points
- 2nd Round: 4 points
- 3rd Round: 6 points
- 4th Round: 8 points
- Semifinals: 10 points
- Championship: 12 points
The tiebreaker is based on the final score of the championship game.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a rapidly progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. Every 90 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes, someone in the US dies of ALS. There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.
About the Les Turner ALS Foundation
The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS, serving the vast majority of people with ALS in the area, offering help and hope when it’s needed most. One of the nation’s largest, independent ALS organizations, the Foundation allocates all funds to local research, clinical care and support services for people with ALS in the Chicagoland area. The Foundation offers hope for a future without ALS by supporting the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together ALS research laboratories and a multidisciplinary patient clinic under one umbrella.