Brush up on your bracketology, PoiseNation - March Madness is officially upon us! Want to earn bragging rights as the top NCAA expert in PoiseNation, plus win some sweet SP swag - all while supporting a good cause?
This year, we'll be running a March Madness bracket competition. For a $5 donation, which will be donated to the SP Instructress Team for Yoga Reaches Out (read more here), you can predict the winner of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Here's the details...
How To Register
We will be using the ESPN.com rules and procedures for this year's tournament. To sign up for a free ESPN.com membership and to read up on the tournament procedures, please click here.
Once you have registered, navigate to the Group Search Page to search for the Studio Poise team. Search for team name "PoiseNation" - this is our private group page! You'll need to enter the team password to join; the password is "sparkle".
Each bracket entry in the tournament challenge costs $5. You may enter more than one bracket if you wish! We will have a list of all ESPN.com user names / bracket names at the Lynnfield location after all entries have been locked in. Our outstanding lounge ladies will be collecting the cash; just make sure to let them know your bracket name so that we can check you off! All donations must be received by Thursday, March 26 - one week after the tournament begins. If we do not receive a donation for a bracket, the entry will be void and will not be eligible for the grand prize.
The official bracket will be released on Sunday, March 15, at which time you can begin choosing which teams you think will go all the way to the championship game. All brackets must be submitted to ESPN.com by tip off of the first game, which is currently scheduled for Thursday, March 19. We recommend getting your brackets in early - ESPN's website can be jammed the morning the tournament starts with last minute submissions!
What's the prize?
Everyone who enters can feel better knowing that we're all working together to support a great cause. You can also take pride in your bragging rights across all of PoiseNation! Best of all, the winner will receive a special SP Swag Bag packed with goodies!
We hope you'll all get into the spirit of the season by entering a bracket and testing your knowledge of NCAA basketball - or relying on pure luck! Whether you study up on sports columns before making your pick, choose winners based on their team colors or their mascots, or go with random guessing and blind luck, it's always fun to have a rooting interest in the tournament.
Best of all, this will be excellent practice for the upcoming Spring It On challenge - only once April comes, we'll be seeing your team names in the brackets!