Basketball Madness Block Pool
Congrats to the winners of the 14 Basketball Madness Block Pool prizes. Seventeen lucky people shared $4000 in prizes in our first ever Basketball Madness Block Pool, a joint fundraiser benefitting both Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School Athletics.
122 blocks were sold, and assignments were randomly spread over two pools. There was at least one winner for every number combination. A list of prize winners can be viewed at www.stjoeacad.org/block-pool.
OLVCS Athletics and Saint Joseph’s will evenly share the proceeds of the block pool. OLVCS Athletics will use its share of the proceeds to help cover expenses such as team bus transportation, referees’ fees, and equipment. Saint Joseph’s will use its share to help pay for things needed for teaching and in the classrooms.
Special thanks is extended to participants that donated back their prize winnings to the schools. Thank you also to our Block Pool sponsors: The Yartz Group, RE/MAX Centre Realty, State College Family Medicine, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Swift Kennedy and Associates, Doty & Hench Insurance, and Seko Logistics, Inc.
Not sure what a block pool is? You can watch a video created by Akio Ohmoto, SJCA junior and OLVCS grad at www.stjoeacad.org/block-pool. This video briefly explains the block pool and was used in our social media campaign about the block pool. Promotional graphics were created by Mrs. Laura Cunningham, Saint Joseph’s teacher and marketing director.
With the success of this joint fundraiser, we plan to do it again next year. Be sure you watch for information next spring about the 2023 Basketball Madness Block Pool!