WAYLAND, MA – With the Villanova Wildcats winning the NCAA men’s college basketball championship last week, DunkFest 2018 officially came to an end. The overall winner of DunkFest 2018 was Ed Burke, iPROMOTEu’s Vice President of Finance. Ed correctly predicted that Villanova would beat Michigan in the championship game; his bracket was in the top 99.7 percentile of the more than 17 million brackets completed on ESPN’s Tournament Challenge. Sanford Holliway, a long-time iPROMOTEu Affiliate from Georgia, came in second. David Addi, a relatively new iPROMOTEu Affiliate from Maryland, took third place. The top supplier, coming in fourth place, was Jason Lipsett of Charles River Apparel. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who participated. Commemorative trophies will be awarded for the top three brackets.
DunkFest is the annual NCAA men’s college basketball tournament challenge exclusively for the promotional products industry. “This year’s tournament was a lot of fun and generated spirited conversation and competition among approximately 120 industry participants,” said Ross Silverstein, President & CEO of iPROMOTEu, the organizer of DunkFest.
DunkFest was started in 2008 as a means to generate enthusiasm, spirit, and friendly competition among those working in the promotional products industry. Participation has grown nicely over the years and, every year, participants eagerly await the DunkFest invitation. Some participants boast of their bracket-picking prowess and proudly post photos of trophies won in the past. DunkFest 2018 was organized and run by iPROMOTEu (www.ipromoteu.com).