Bracketology for a Cause

Help Give New Shoes to Children in Fayetteville

Donate from now until March 17 to help provide a new pair of athletic shoes to kids at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. If you donate just $10, you’ll gain entry into “Bracketology for a Cause” and can fill out a College Basketball Tournament bracket to compete for a significant prize package of gift cards and gear (more details below)! The shoe distribution outreach will be held on April 13 and kids will receive a Hope Tote bag from UA students with supplies, new shoes, socks, and an encouraging note to dream big. Please help these UA Business Students support our local kids and our community.

About Samaritan's Feet

Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Over 30 years ago, a boy in Nigeria, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. That simple gifted prompted him to play basketball and follow his dreams, ultimately earning him a college basketball scholarship in the United States. A pair of shoes changed his life. So in 2003, Manny and his wife Tracie, started Samaritan’s Feet with a goal of giving hope through the gift of shoes.

More Information on the Competition

  • UA Alpha Kappa Psi is overseeing the bracket tournament.
  • In order to have access to the tournament, you must donate at least $10 to Bracketology for a Cause before March 17. Donors do not have to participate in the tournament if they do not choose to.
  • Samaritan’s Feet will create a list of all donors who qualify for the tournament.
  • On March 16 and March 17, UA Alpha Kappa Psi will add all players into the bracket “Bracketology Fundraiser” through ESPN using the email associated with the donation.
  • At 6pm EST on March 17, brackets will be available to fill out after selection Sunday.
  • Brackets must be submitted by 11:15 CST on March 21.
  • There will be one grand prize winner who will be notified within 72 hours after April 9. The prize will be available for delivery April 15.