…added March 18- following a couple inquiries, I am obliged to re-state that, yes, this contest is for real! No entry fee; win $500 for your Indiana-based, child-oriented charity if your Final Four bracket wins our pool.

And, you MUST add your bracket to the Wickliff Auctioneers pool on Yahoo (pool # and password below). If you don’t have a Yahoo account, you’ll need to create one, but it’s easy and free.

In honor of the Final Four culminating in Indianapolis this year, Wickliff Auctioneers is pleased to present our Final Four for Charity contest, via Yahoo Tourney Pick ‘Em, to benefit your favorite kids’ charity!

So, here’s the deal- there’s no cost to to enter, anyone can play (one bracket per user), and there’s no cash prize. But if you win, Wickliff Auctioneers will donate $500 to the child-oriented charity of the winner’s choice. If you are affiliated with a charity, invite your co-workers to play to increase your chances. If you have a favorite charity you’d like to support, let them know about the contest.

Here are the details: the organization must be a registered 501c or 501c3 and must be head-quartered in Indiana. The organization must have a clearly-defined mission to educate, rehabilitate, house, clothe, or otherwise assist persons under 18 years of age in making positive life changes. All decisions regarding the organization’s adherence to these criteria will be made by the pool commissioner. (Political lobbies will not be awarded any prizes)

Enter soon… play-in games begin on Tuesday, and the round-of-64 games begin March 19th. Deadline for entries is March 19, 12:15pm! You can enter a bracket now and make changes up until that time, also. Also, please use a family-friendly handle for your bracket name…it’s for the kids, you know! (all decisions regarding family-friendly – or any other socially-unacceptable behavior- will be made by the commissioner..ME. Lack of adherence to this regulation will disqualify the entrant. Mediation is not available and all decisions are final 😉

Finally, just have fun and best of luck in winning to benefit your charity! I’m choosing CHAMP Camp, an organization that provides a week-long, summer camp experience for children and adolescents with tracheostomies and those who require technological respiratory assistance.

Ready to play? CLICK HERE pool ID is 142732; use the password: pick4charity to join Wickliff Auctioneers bracket.

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