Below are the final standings for this years Charity Bracket Challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated, hopefully we can continue to grow this each year.
After hearing the charities who had been selected and their reasons why, we have decided to double the donations. Here are your winners and the charities they chose:
Dan Roepke – the TRK Group - $500
Dan Chose to donate to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Student Center in Ames, IA. In the heart of Iowa State Universities campus, Dan says that for many students it is their “home away from home.”
Elizabeth Braun – William F. Braun Milk Hauling Inc. – $300
Elizabeth chose the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project (asap.org). This organization touches her personally and we would like to share with you her story: “I have chosen this charity because it is dear to me. In 2002 I was diagnosed with an Arnold Chiari brain malformation (basically my skull didn’t fully form and my brain is trying to fall out and put pressure on my spinal cord). At the time this disorder was not very well known and was not generally found in adults or without other disorders linked to it such a cerebral palsy. The disorder can cause a multitude of symptoms ranging from a mild headache, memory loss, mobility issues all the way up to paralysis if not treated. Currently I deal with a constant mild headache on a daily basis which some days those will turn into a severe migraine. I will eventually have to have surgery, but at the current time I am just dealing with what comes day by day. The main reason I chose this charity is not necessarily because of my experiences with the disorder, but more for the young children that are dealing with this. Some of them have worse symptoms than I do and deserve a fighting chance in this world and the hope for a cure.” We wish her the best and hopefully we can help raise some awareness.
Matt Barker – Fareway Stores – $200
Matt is involved in and would like to donate to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. Matt wants the money to go towards food for the kids, many do not get an evening meal when they return home. “It’s very important for youngsters to feel cared about and have a positive influence to look up to.”
Congratulations to Matt Liechty of Prime International. He was the winner of the 1st Quarter DashBoard Diligence! Matt received a $50 gas card. The next DashBoard will be out soon, be sure to play for your chance to win.
Congratulations to Jordan Bjerke and Grant Steffen for successfully passing TIA’s Certified Transportation Broker program. DMTB now has 9 CTB’s on Staff! (https://www NULL.etouches NULL.com/ehome/index NULL.php?eventid=78038&)
(http://dmtb-challenge NULL.mayhem NULL.cbssports NULL.com/brackets/standings)Good luck to everyone who participated! Looking forward to crowning 3 winners Monday night.