2018 NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity

Date:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time:
10:55 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Online

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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! The deadline for purchasing brackets is March 15 at 10:59am. 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)
  • Please note: The CBS Sportsline website and NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity group will be available for access at the end of February. An email will be sent notfying you the site has opened. 

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.

Prizes
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.