AHBA Scholarship March Madness Bracket Challenge

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Name: AHBA Scholarship March Madness Bracket Challenge
Date: March 1, 2018 - March 15, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Asheville Home Builders Association's Workforce Development Committee is excited to release the AHBA Scholarship March Madness Bracket ChallengeAnyone can play in this fun, easy way to support the AHBA's Scholarship Program - after all, who doesn't like a little friendly competition? 

A $10 contribution per bracket enters you to selecting the teams you think will win the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament. 

Where do the proceeds go?
  • 75% if the net proceeds of this challenge directly supports future scholarships awarded to students studying in a construction related field. On average, the AHBA awards up to $3,000 per year to select students who have applied to the AHBA Scholarship Program - we'd like to see this  annual awarded amount grow, wouldn't you?
  • 25% of the total Bracket Challenge contributions goes in the hands of the 1st Place Winner, along with some serious bragging rights! 
Completing a bracket is fun and easy:  Teams will be selected to play in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The top 68 teams in the country will be selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament and assigned a seed and division. That is where you come in!

To complete the tournament bracket,  select the team you think will win each game.  For each correct pick in the 1st round, you will "score" 1 point.  The point totals increase for each round:  2 points for the 2nd round, 4 points for the Sweet 16 round, 8 points for the Elite Eight round, 16 points for the Final Four round, and 32 points for the Championship game.  If needed, the final score of the Championship game will be used as a tiebreaker to determine the winner.  Your bracket must be completed online, no later than 12:00pm on Thursday, March 15
, prior to the start of play, in order to be eligible to win.

In order to participate in the bracket challenge, a $10 contribution (per bracket) to the Asheville Home Builders Association must be made using the Register Here link above.

After you contribute, follow the directions on the screen or in the confirmation e-mail you will receive immediately after contributing.  FIRST, you will create your own log-in and password on CBS Sports or log-in to an existing account. Once you are logged in, you will Join our Bracket Group with the link provided in the confirmation email.
Directions to play:
  1. Contribute to AHBA Scholarship Fund by purchasing March Madness Bracket(s), using the Register Here link above - this is open to anyone - members and non-members!
  2. Follow the link in your confirmation e-mail to join our dedicated AHBA Bracket Group. You will FIRST need to create your own CBS log-in and password or use an existing login. (Please note that you will not be able to fill out your bracket until after the teams are selected on March 11, 2018.)
  3. Check back to the CBS Sports website to see current standings throughout the tournament. 
  4. Winner will be announced at the end of the tournament!
Every year, the AHBA Scholarship Program is proud to award scholarships to select students studying in a construction related field.  Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30 and recipients are announced in June.  Learn more here

Thank you for your support - visit our dedicated Careers page for more information the AHBA Workforce Development initiatives, careers in construction and much more. 
Date/Time Information:
Deadline: 12pm on March 15
Contact Information:
$10 Per Bracket
Membership in the AHBA is Not Required to Participate
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