March Madness hits the Air Force

The excitement of the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament hits bases around the world as people vie for top spots in the Air Force’s March Madness online bracket tournament promotion.

Starting today, you can pick up a game piece at participating food and beverage activities (no purchase required) and register online using the code on the game piece.

Then, on March 15, you can fill in your tournament bracket selections. Up to 10 brackets may be played. Picks can be made and changed, but final picks for all rounds must be submitted by 6 a.m. March 19. Participants must be 18 years or older.

“In addition to competing in the online tournament, folks should stop by one of our activities; they are great places to watch the games,” said Fred McKenney, Air Force Food and Beverage Division chief. “Throughout the tournament, you can find some fantastic specials at our food and beverage activities.”

Picking the winning team in each game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament accumulates points. The tournament is single elimination; only the winning team advances to the next round. The competition begins with 64 teams – half are
eliminated during each round.

The first place prize is a trip for four to the 2010 Final Four Game for three days and two nights, including hotel, air travel, car rental, game tickets and $1,000 spending money sponsored by Coca-Cola.

The second place winner receives $5,000, third place receives $2,500, fourth place receives $1,000 and five subsequent winners will win a Coca-Cola NCAA “Pop-A-Shot” arcade home-style basketball game.

“Every year, basketball fans wait for the tradition, the excitement and the upsets that accompany the NCAA tournament,” said Frank Black, Community Programs Division chief. “We are thrilled to be able to take part in this by offering a fun and competitive activity.”

For more information, contact your local FSS/SVS marketing representative or stop by a participating food and beverage activity.
(Courtesy of the 435th Services Squadron)