March Madness Brackets for a Cause Winner: Nicholas Rogers

April 19, 2018

March Madness has ended, and we want to thank all the Associates who entered their brackets in our March Madness Brackets for a Cause contest that donated to CCF. The winner is Nicholas Rogers, Manager, REO Pre-Marketing, for Carrington Property Services.

Because his bracket was the closest to how the NCAA brackets in March Madness 2018 played out, this savvy sports fan got to decide which CCF-approved nonprofit organization received the money raised by his winning entry. Nick chose Alzheimer's Orange County, which provides free programs and services for families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“We have a lot of fun with this contest every year,” says Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director of Community Relations for CCF. “And Nick chose a very worthy cause to donate all of the funds we collected.”

So just how did Nick Rogers manage to pick the right teams in the right winning order? “I follow NCAA basketball a bit,” he says, “but I mostly went with my gut. I’ve participated in bracket challenges like this many times in the past and never come close to winning. I think random luck always plays a huge part with March Madness.”

How did he choose Alzheimer’s Orange County as his target charity? “This organization is an important cause to my family. My wife recently lost her aunt to this disease, and we’ve seen first-hand how devastating it is to both patients and their families. The Alzheimer’s Orange County organization is not only working to find a cure but is making a huge difference in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and for their caregivers. My family has participated in the Walk4ALZ for the past four years.” (This year’s walk is on November 10 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. More information here.)

And what does Nick Rogers say to encourage more Associates to take part in charity activities such as the March Madness challenge? “The Carrington Charitable Foundation has done so much good for the organizations that they represent. I closely follow the work they do, and feel a great sense of pride in their achievements. I would recommend that anybody take part by volunteering, donating, or participating.”