Butler alumni partner for national fundraising contest

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Two alumni from Butler University recently partnered to develop a nationwide fundraiser that involves 64 charities placed in a tournament for bracket-style fundraising.

Matt McIntyre, graduate from ’06 and executive director and cofounder of Brackets for Good, and Bill Soards, graduate from ’96 and president of AT&T Indiana, made Brackets for Good USA. It took place on Oct. 11 near Hinkle Fieldhouse.

“We talk about the Butler Way a lot, and I think it’s on the court and off the court,” McIntyre said. “I think we’re doing great things for a great community that we stayed in and love and want to support. And we’ve now put it on a national stage.”

In 2012, Brackets for Good launched in Indianapolis. It is designed after the tournament brackets used in the NCAA basketball league. Various nonprofit organizations compete against one another in a fundraising competition until the winner -- the organization that fundraises more within a set period of time -- is able to move on to the next round.

“It’s the kind of excitement that Butler basketball has brought to its fan base over the last few years that Brackets for Good and AT&T hope to replicate to benefit nonprofits across the country,” Soards said.

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