March 16, 2023 - March 20, 2023
BOOKS & BRACKETS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE
Join United Way’s Books & Brackets Basketball Challenge for a chance to win BIG prizes while supporting childhood literacy. Register and complete your bracket(s) by 11:59 AM on March 16 for prize eligibility.JOIN THE CHALLENGE
United Way of the Midlands is hosting its inaugural Books & Brackets College Basketball Challenge. For as little as a $10 donation, you'll play for good and feel good knowing proceeds support childhood literacy through the Midlands Reading Consortium and the A'ja Wilson Foundation.
Register by March 16 at 11:59 AM, fill out your bracket(s) and watch the tournament to see if you've won a prize. Players with the most points after Rounds 1 and 2 of the NCAA Men and Women’s Tournament qualify for prizes; players who enter both brackets qualify for the Grand Prizes. Limited to two (2) brackets (one for Men’s and one for Women’s) per email address. View official rules here.
WIN PRIZES AFTER ROUNDS 1 and 2 OF THE NCAA MEN's and WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
- To qualify for a Grand Prize, a minimum of one Men's Bracket and one Women's Bracket must be purchased.
- One perfect bracket will receive a Rolex watch model Oyster Submariner, 41mm, Oystersteel valued at $20,000. Includes a certificate of authentication.
- Two perfect brackets (i.e., one perfect Men's Bracket and one perfect Women's Bracket) will receive a new 2023 Buick Envision from Stokes Trainor valued at $45,000.
- Any tie breakers will be based on final scores after the NCAA Championship Game.
- View Official Rules
1ST PLACE PRIZES
Enjoy a Columbia Fireflies game in a Luxury Suite with 20 of your closest friends, coworkers and family members for sliding into home with First Place Prize in the Women's Bracket Challenge.
Or upgrade your computer and upgrade your life with a brand new Dell Laptop (Inspiron 16, 16GB, 512GB SSD, i5 processor) as First Place Winner in the Men's Bracket Challenge.
2ND PLACE PRIZES
Watch FREE MOVIES for a year, enjoy a meal at Motor Supply ($50 Gift Card) and take home $150 in Food Lion Gift Cards as 2nd Place Winner in either the Men's or Women's Bracket Challenge. You'll receive a set of 24 Free Movie Passes to enjoy at Regal (Men's) or AMC (Women's) theatres.
3RD PLACE PRIZES
Drive worry free with $125 in Gift Cards and rolling travel bag from QuikTrip as 3rd place winner in either the Men's or Women's Bracket Challenge. While your out, treat yourself to a 'Taste of Five Points' with various gifts card provided by the Five Points Association.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Register and complete your bracket(s) by 11:59 AM on March 16 for prize eligibility.
To qualify for a Grand Prize, a minimum of one Men's and one Women's Bracket must be purchased.
Join us for an exclusive family friendly Books & Brackets Viewing Party on March 20th at Columbia Craft Brewing Company, 520 Greene Street, Columbia for basketball, games, swag and food truck. Bring in your proof of bracket purchase for a drink of choice.
We'll kick things off at 4:30PM as the Lady Gamecocks run the court in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Please take a moment to check out these remarkable businesses and organizations. With their support, United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium is expected to mobilize and train over 200 volunteers this year to help local elementary students develop reading comprehension, literacy, and vocabulary skills through one-on-one and classroom readings. We are grateful for our Books & Brackets Sponsors who give for good and unite to create generational change that benefits us all.