Bracketology for a Cause

Help Give New Shoes to Children in Fayetteville

The Deadline for a “Basketball Bracketology” entry ended on March 17th at Midnight EDT, but from March 18th through 26th you can still donate to help us and our UA Business School Student leaders provide a new pair of athletic shoes to local kids at Yvonne Richardson Community Center. Just $25 sponsor a child with the gift of new sneakers, or please donate any amount to help us serve 100 local kids. All your donations will stay local to serve kids in NW Arkansas!

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.