Allied Arts of Oklahoma Named National Champion of Brackets For Good USA Tournament

Brackets For Good provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to raise awareness for the causes they champion and connect with donors – existing and new – in a fun and innovative way.

The first-ever nationwide online bracket-style fundraising competition, Brackets For Good USA, presented by AT&T, comes to a thrilling close with Allied Arts of Oklahoma, City, Okla. clinching the national championship title and a $100,000 contribution as a result of AT&T’s support.

In Brackets For Good tournaments, participating nonprofit organizations rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance through a bracket-style tournament. Online donations of dollars from supporters translate to points, giving charity participants the opportunity to advance in each market bracket. Competing nonprofits keep donations received during tournament play no matter how many rounds they advance.

Playing from Division Four–the division made of the relatively smallest charitable organizations–Allied Arts had a difficult road to the Brackets For Good championship round with matchups against The Commit! Partnership and Rise Against Hunger requiring them to rally the support of the entire state of Oklahoma to advance through each round. In true Cinderella story fashion, Allied Arts clinched the National Champion title after out-fundraising runner-up Shatterproof in the most intense matchup of the entire tournament. The two organizations raised $339,404 in just the three-day championship round.

In addition to being named the national champion of the first-ever Brackets For Good USA tournament presented by AT&T, Allied Arts generated significant new awareness of their organization, met new donors, raised $340,044 for their cause in the…

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