Let's Make Some Picks And Have Some Fun!
March 8, 2022
Welcome to the Colts Bracket Challenge — a fundraising event that could pay off for you with a ticket package to the 2022 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis.
You don’t need to know anything about college basketball (we’ll tell you more about that later) or be a sports fan in any way. And your favorite drum corps does not have to be one of the two teams from Dubuque!
HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER:
- Go to the Colts Mall and make a donation* to enter the Colts Bracket Challenge. A DONATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. You can submit a donation of $0.00 to get the Colts Bracket Challenge link.
- The Colts Bracket Challenge link will take you to CBSSports.com where our bracket game is located. SIGN UP (or LOG IN if already a CBS Bracket Games member) and after you Register, you will be redirected to the Colts Bracket Challenge home page.
- Fill out your bracket and select the total combined points of the Championship Game. This will serve as the Tie Breaker for the Colts Bracket Challenge — then go to #5. Don't know anything about college basketball? Continue to #4 to learn how easy it can be to fill out a bracket.
- You can fill out your bracket in as few as two clicks by selecting AUTO-FILL to the right of your name. From the pop up menu, select one of the Quick Picks or one of the Expert Picks, then click the Auto-Fill button. The last thing you need to do is enter a number for the total combined points of the Championship Game.
- Once your bracket is complete, SUBMIT your bracket. You may want to bookmark the page so you can easily stop back to the Colts Bracket Challenge home page throughout the tournament to track your progress.
The bracket opens at 6:00 PM CDT on Sunday, March 13, following the Selection Sunday® show on CBS. All brackets must be submitted by Thursday, March 17 at 11:00 AM CDT, prior to the start of the opening game in Round 1.
The winner^ of the Colts Bracket Challenge at the end of the tournament will receive:
- TWO (2) TICKETS for each night of the 2022 DCI World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
- THREE (3) NIGHTS accommodations at the Courtyard By Marriott Indianapolis Downtown (two queen beds, August 11-13, 2022), PLUS
- $100 GIFT CARD for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps merchandise
The entrant who finishes in second place^ in the Colts Bracket Challenge will receive:
- TWO (2) TICKETS to one night of performances at the 2022 DCI World Championships (your choice of Thursday, Friday or Saturday), PLUS
- $50 GIFT CARD for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps merchandise
The entrant who finishes in third place^ in the Colts Bracket Challenge will receive:
- TWO (2) V.I.P. TICKET PACKAGES for your choice of one 2022 Colts-sponsored DCI summer tour event (Celebration In Brass, Ankeny, IA; Music On The March, Dubuque, IA; Brass Impact, Olathe, KS, or Tournament Of Drums, Cedar Rapids, IA), PLUS
- $25 GIFT CARD for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps merchandise
DONATIONS SUPPORT SUMMER TOUR
First and foremost, the Colts Bracket Challenge is a fundraiser for the summer tours of the Colts and Colt Cadets. You are MORE THAN WELCOME TO SUBMIT A BRACKET WITHOUT A DONATION, but we would very much appreciate a gift to help offset the rising costs of summer tour. Your generosity will have an impact and it makes a difference!
WIN TICKETS WITHOUT ENTERING A BRACKET
That’s right…you can win TWO (2) TICKETS to the 2022 DCI World Championship Finals in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, August 13, 2022. One winner will be selected at random from all the people who share a Colts Bracket Challenge Facebook post, retweet one of our Colts Bracket Challenge Twitter posts, or include a Colts Bracket Challenge image in their Instagram story. Have fun sharing our posts, and you may have even more fun attending the 2022 DCI World Championship Finals! Thank you, in advance, for helping us spread the word!
Thank you so much for your support of the Colts! Let the games begin!
* A donation does not increase your odds of winning.
^ If two or more entrants are tied with the most points AND selected the same number of points for the Tie Breaker, a winner will be selected at random from a pool of the entrants in this scenario. Other entrants from this pool — with the same number of points AND a matching number for the total points in the championship game — will be selected at random to receive the second- and/or third-place prizes.
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