Thank you for participating in this year's Bracket Challenge for Charity!

The deadline to purchase brackets has now passed. Stay tuned for an announcement about the challenge winners!

Additional donations are always welcome! 

How to Win

Each game outcome picked correctly will earn the following points:

1st Round: 2 points
2nd Round: 4 points
3rd Round: 6 points
4th Round: 8 points
Semifinals: 10 points
Championship: 12 points

The tiebreaker is based on the final score of the championship game.


First Place: $500

Second Place: $200

Third Place: $100

Refer a Friend

Submit the name(s) of the friend or YPG member that referred you to the Bracket Challenge! Receive a ticket entry for each name submitted to win an exciting raffle prize!

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Support people and families living with ALS in the Chicagoland area.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

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Les Turner ALS Foundation
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 About the Young ProfessionALS Group (YPG)

Our Young ProfessionALS Group (YPG) is a great way to meet other Chicagoland young professionals with a common interest in finding a cure for ALS. Many of our members have a personal connection to ALS, but we welcome anyone who is interested in making a difference.

About the Les Turner ALS Foundation

Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the longest-serving independent ALS groups in the country. For over 40 years, we have taken an individualized approach to ensure each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care and access to the most promising therapies. We treat each person like family, supporting them every step of the way, and provide their loved ones with answers and encouragement.

About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal, progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. ALS can, in some cases, also cause changes in intellectual function, mood, behavior or personality. While technically considered a "rare disease," experts predict an individual's lifetime risk of acquiring ALS is about 1 in 300, by the age of 85. There is no cure, yet.