Raise Money, Earn a Shot


By: Dan Friel | @tbtfriel

An opportunity to change lives. 

Voting to qualify for TBT 2016 ended on Wednesday, June 1, but there’s still another way for teams to guarantee themselves a shot at TBT glory…and they're guaranteed to help a good cause at the same time. This year, TBT has reserved the final slot in each region to the teams that can raise the most money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

In partnership with Go Fund Me, TBT is hosting a fundraising competition to benefit Big Brother Big Sisters. The contest is going on now and ends at Noon (ET) on Monday June 13th. Any team eligible to compete in TBT will be able to compete in the fundraising competition (Official Rules).

You can check out the standings and make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters in support of your favorite team by clicking here. Donate now. Your gift not only helps your favorite team, but also helps kids across the country!

What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?

As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ('Bigs') and children ('Littles'), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. BBBS develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Professionally trained Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members work with partners in the education and juvenile justice communities to find children facing adversity and assess how their programs can have the greatest impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need the most help, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration.

How does The Basketball Tournament help Big Brothers Big Sisters?

When you participate in the GoFundMe Campaign for The Basketball Tournament you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on the money your team raises to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Today you can help to change the life of a child forever!