AirPlus International, Inc., a global provider of corporate travel payment solutions, launches its third annual March Madness online NCAA basketball tournament for charity. As in the past year, 100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Care&Share organization and further, AirPlus will donate $1,000 to the cause when the fundraising goal of $2,500 is met. The player who correctly picks the most bracket winners in the online tournament will receive a new 32GB WiFi Apple iPad, courtesy of AirPlus.
The new water tanker purchased in last year's AirPlus March Madness online fundraiser for the Care&Share organization, with thanks to all who participated! (Photo: Care&Share)
“Last year, with the support of many in the travel industry, we almost tripled our fundraising goal and were able to purchase a trailer to bring fresh drinking water to the children’s village. Clean water is an essential that is easily taken for granted; yet it is one necessary element to survival,” said Richard Crum, President of AirPlus International, Inc. “This year, our aspirations are greater knowing the difference we can make. This fundraiser and online tournament is open to the public and no donation is too small or too large! We invite everyone to join us and game for a cause!”
AirPlus International provides savings to over 33,000 customers worldwide through a suite of business travel payment and analysis solutions which include central bill accounts, corporate cards and online management tools. AirPlus is travel agency neutral, the leading issuer of UATP worldwide and the preferred partner of various airlines such as Air China, British Airways (NYSE:BAB), Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL), Luxair, Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal and Singapore Airlines. For more information, please visit www.airplus.com, contribute to our community at www.airpluscommunity.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/AirPlus, like us at www.facebook.com/airplusinternational and watch us at www.youtube.com/airplusintl.
Care&Share is an international NGO working in and around the city of Vijayawada, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over the years, Care&Share has rescued over 1000 children from the streets of Vijayawada - 600 of them now live in the Daddy's Home campus. Another village - Butterfly Hill, is home for many HIV+ children and AIDS orphans. And Care&Share also runs a host of other programs serving slum dwellers, sex workers, and those displaced in the wake of natural disasters. Visit http://www.careshareindia.org/ to learn more and/or view the inspirational videos at: www.careshare.tv.
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