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March Gladness Bracket Challenge

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ImOn Communications’ March Gladness Nonprofit Bracket Challenge returns for the 4th year March 16-31. Eight local nonprofits will compete for community votes in a bracket-style competition.  The winner will receive a $500 donation from ImOn and the runner-up will receive $250. 

ImOn will randomly pair up eight nonprofits, and all four pairs will go up for public votes from Monday, March 16th – Wednesday, March 18th.  ImOn will announce the four winners that will move on to Round 2 with voting taking place Monday, March 23rd - Wednesday, March 25th. The two winners from that round will move into the finals and go up for vote March 30th - 31st.  ImOn will announce the winner on April 2nd.  The winner will receive a $500 donation from ImOn and second place will receive a $250 donation.

The nonprofits participating this year are: Cedar Valley Humane Society, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Foundation 2, Four Oaks, Kiwanis' Miracle League, Newbo Co, Riverview Center, and Waypoint. You can find more information about each of these great organizations below.

Final Results Below:

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2020 Participating Nonprofits:

Cedar Valley Humane Society: The Cedar Valley Humane Society is dedicated to building healthy relationships between people and animals, and eliminating cruelty, abuse and overpopulation of animals through education, adoption services and inspiring compassion for all living things. They provide animal care and adoption services to more than 2,000 animals each year.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program: DVIP provides services to victim/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. They provide crisis intervention, emergency sheltering, 24 hour hotline, advocacy and trauma-informed therapeutic services. Their mission is to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice.

Foundation 2: A human services agency that offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. They are committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families. Their services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis chat and text, family counseling, support groups, mobile crisis outreach, and emergency youth shelter.

Four Oaks: Four Oaks is committed to helping children and families through their struggles. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. They offer a variety of residential and community-based services to help children and families be successful.

Kiwanis Miracle League: Kiwanis Miracle League at Prospect Meadows provides opportunities for children with disabilities, regardless of their abilities, by removing barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field, so they may experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime.

Newbo Co: NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy. They foster a diverse and inclusive community, supporting, and encouraging entrepreneurship to accelerate world-changing ideas right here in Iowa.

Riverview Center: Riverview Center is committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care for individuals affected by sexual assault. Yhey support sexual assault survivors by providing guidance and options, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their care. Their services are free, confidential, and available to anyone affected by these crimes and their non-offending family members. 

Waypoint: Waypoint has devotedly worked to improve the lives of those in need. They provide support and resources for individuals experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty. Their proactive services include homeless & housing services, domestic violence victim services, and affordable child care.