Get in on the Action! Camp Blue Skies' Hoops for Camp Bracket Challenge

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Get in on the action and make your NCAA March Madness picks count this year! Camp Blue Skies Foundation ( is a non-profit organization that offers weeklong residential camp experiences to individuals 21 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Camp Blue Skies has just launched its latest and greatest fundraiser, NCAA March Madness "Hoops for Camp" Bracket Challenge.

With a $10 suggested donation, you will be registered to participate in the bracket challenge. All participants will receive an email on March 11 with instructions on how to fill out their NCAA bracket. The top 10 percent scorers will be entered into a random drawing to win $500 to the Apple Store. It's fun, easy, and won't break the budget. And most importantly, it goes towards a good cause! Donate today through the Camp Blue Skies website or Razoo "Hoops for Camp" site to participate.

Learn more about the "Hoops for Camp" Bracket Challenge here (PDF): .

Camp Blue Skies focuses on the camper's physical, mental and emotional well-being through continued development of a healthy lifestyle and positive social skills. Camp Blue Skies takes a three-pronged approach to camp, including recreation, socialization and education. This philosophy provides opportunities to be active outdoors, learn new things and make new friends.

"I realized that when these individuals age out of the school system, opportunities for recreation and socialization fall off greatly. My dream was to provide an overnight weeklong camp for this underserved population, where campers can enjoy true camp experiences like ropes courses, fishing and campfire fun while challenging and stretching themselves to grow," says founder Dick Sesler.

In October 2010, Dick Sesler's dream became a reality. To date, Camp Blue Skies has served over 150 campers and over 180 loyal volunteers have committed their time. Camps are currently being held in NC and GA. The organization's goal is to continue to improve their programs and expand camps in the southeast region and hopefully beyond in the near future. Camp Blue Skies is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The organization's mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for life skill education through recreation and socialization.

To learn more about Camp Blue Skies, visit the website at or follow them on Facebook ( ). To participate in "Hoops for Camp," donate through the website or Razoo "Hoops for Camp" site: .

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