As you probably know, we're in the process of adopting a little one from Ethiopia. It feels like our excitement is growing every day that goes by. We are almost done with our home study which means we're about half way through the process. In total, our adoption will cost approximately $30,000. Yes, you read that right, thirty thousand. With that being said we've been brainstorming creative and fun ways to raise some funds to help with the cost.
Since most people participate in a March Madness bracket tournament, we thought we'd start a little competition of our own.
Brackets are out...
Which means it's game time!
Let the MADNESS begin.
Here are simple and easy instructions on how to participate:
1. Join our Tournament on Yahoo Sports by following this link:
(You will have to create a PayPal account if you don't already have one)
Suggested donations are:
$10 for 1 bracket
$20 for 2 brackets
$25 for 3 brackets
$30 for 4 brackets
$35 for 5 brackets
3. Have Fun and Best of Luck
We will send tournament email updates through Yahoo! Sports and post updates on this blog.
All Brackets are due by Thursday, March 15th at 11:00am (EST)
1st place will win 35% of the money raised up to $300. 2nd place will win 15% of the money raised up to $100
The rest of the money from the tournament will go to The Adoption Ministry of YWAM (our placing agency), towards our adoption. Also, feel free to copy and paste the information posted above or the picture below to tell your friends, family and co-workers about the tournament, if you'd like.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact me at VanWinkleAdoption@gmail.com. I hope you have fun doing this and thanks again for being a part of this exciting journey with us.