Bracket Competition Will Drive Funds to 8 Natrona County Nonprofits

March 7, 2024—Casper, Wyoming—With the NJCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Championship coming to Casper March 26-April 1, 2024, eight Natrona County nonprofits will have an opportunity to receive funds as part of the bracket-style tournament.

“Casper is a generous community,” said Luke Gilliam, Director of Sales & Development for Visit Casper. “Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’re able to give local nonprofits the opportunity to receive funding, while adopting a team and cheering them on in the tournament.”

Each of the eight participating nonprofits will be randomly assigned to one of the final eight teams of the NJCAA D1 championship tournament. The nonprofits will receive 20 tickets to each game where they can watch them in action at the Ford Wyoming Center and cheer them on, all while competing to receive the most funding.

The final eight teams in the bracket will face off in the quarter final games on Friday, March 29. The four nonprofits that do not advance will receive $1,000 each, while the four remaining nonprofits will be eligible for $3,000 in the semi-final round. The winning team’s nonprofit will receive $8,000, while the second-place team will receive $5,000.

The final list of participating nonprofits will be announced on Monday, March 18 on Sponsors include Zimmerman Family Foundation, Holthouse Family, Takkion and Platte Valley Bank.

The NJCAA tournament will take place in Casper in 2024 and 2025. An estimated 3,000 people are expected to attend, with teams coming from Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

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Visit Casper is the official destination management organization for Natrona County and is dedicated to enhancing the county’s economic base through tourism. Casper is Wyoming’s second-largest city and is known for world-class fly-fishing on the North Platte River; is the annual host for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR); and has been named one of the top mountain towns in the country by Men’s Journal. More information can be found at You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or discover images and content with #VisitCasper.

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