Rolen foundation in final 16 of contest

Jasper native Scott Rolen’s E5 Foundation is seeking contributions as it advances in the 2017 Brackets For Good contest. Each week, two charities of similar size go head to head to see who can raise the most funds during the weeklong round in a March Madness-style online single-elimination fundraising tournament. Winners of the round advance to the next and move closer to winning a $10,000 grand prize as well as the opportunity to compete in the national Brackets For Good tournament later in the year. Funds raised from this competition will go directly to the E5 Foundation which, among other things, assists families with special needs.

The Brackets for Good competition is now in the “Supported 16” round, as the E5 Foundation won its first two rounds in the bracket challenge. To donate to Rolen’s E5 Foundation for the bracket contest, visit www.E5Foundation.org/BFG.

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis-based charitable organization focused on activating new donors and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost. Since the inaugural tournament in 2012, new awareness, fundraising capacity, and more than $2.75 million have been raised ($1.94 million from the Indianapolis tournament) for hundreds of charitable organizations across the country. In last year’s Indianapolis Brackets For Good competition, a total of 3,931 donations were made for a total of $446,514 donated. For more information, visit bfg.org.

The E5 Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by former Major League Baseball player Rolen to assist children and their families who are dealing with an illness, hardship, or other special needs. The E5 Foundation runs three programs aimed at impacting lives for the better: Family Retreat Weekends, TEAM Field Trips and Hot Corner Kids.




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