Boys & Girls Club tackling Brackets For Good for 2nd time

Published on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:22
Written by Bristol Boys & Girls Club

BRISTOL - The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center has been selected from more than 2,128 charitable organizations across the country to compete in Brackets For Good 2018.

Brackets For Good is an online single-elimination bracket-style fundraising tournament that uses sports, innovative technology and online fundraising tournaments to inspire people to learn about, and rally behind, charitable nonprofits.

The club is looking for fans to help them score points ($1=1 point) to advance through the tournament with hopes of making it to the championship round and winning a $10,000 grand prize.

“We had a fun time last year and raised over $24,000 for our club members and programs,” said club board member, Hal Kilby.

“Keep an eye out for videos on the club’s Facebook page highlighting the fun,” Kilby added. “Last year, we advanced to the Final Four, and with the community’s support we hope to be in the championship round and win the $10,000 prize.”

During the second round of the tournament, the club will be hosting a Brackets For Good Basketball Game at Bristol Central High School. Varsity basketball players from Bristol Eastern, St. Paul Catholic and Bristol Central high schools will be teaming up to play the club’s Celebrity Basketball Team on Friday, March 16.

The club’s celebrity team roster will include former professional basketball players, college standouts and community leaders including Edmond Saunders, former UCONN National Champion; Brenden “Grasshoper” Floyd, former Bristol Eastern, Central Connecticut State University and Harlem Rockets standout; Damian Saunders, 1,000 point scorer; Crosby High School and Duquesne University standout, and Cody Bayne, 1,000 point scorer and Bristol Eastern and Hartford Lightning standout.

Also on the team will be Pete Winniger, club board member and Bristol Eastern principal, along with Eli Rodriguez, Dell Saunders, Jose Cartagena, Lexie Magnum, Chief of Police Brian Gould, Joey Defillippi and Tyrell Holmes.

Doors open at Bristol Central at 5:30 p.m. and the game tips off at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for teens and youth and free for children under the age of 5.

The club will be looking for lots of support in the first round of the tournament this week, where they are matched up against The First Tee.

For more information about Brackets for Good, contact Sarah Lucian, Marketing Manager at the club at or 860-540-3142.

- The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:22. Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:25.