This spring, Sigma Alpha Lambda members across the country competed in a brand-new competition called the SAL Bracket Challenge. Coinciding with SAL’s Relay for Life initiative, the challenge pitted SAL chapters across the country in a friendly tournament against each other. In each match, teams could earn points in two ways, with one being to vote on social media posts and the other being to raise donations for their Relay for Life team. At the end of each match, the team with the most points would move on to the next round.
34 chapters stepped up to compete in the tournament. But in the end, only one could be the winner. SAL’s New Mexico State University Chapter emerged as the first champion of the SAL Bracket Challenge, defeating the University of South Florida Chapter and winning a $50 prize. On top of this, news of the chapter’s victory ended up appearing on Las Cruces Sun News’ website.
In addition to a team reward, individual SAL members won awards as well. Alao Olajummy, Jessica Sherman, and Maria Lupe Carmona-Montalvo earned MVP honors as a reward for their hard work and dedication throughout the challenge, with each member receiving a $20 coupon to use on SAL’s website.
While the SAL Bracket Challenge is over, there’s still time to donate to Relay for Life. Click here to find out more about how to help Relay for Life. We look forward to hosting the SAL Bracket Challenge in the years to come!