Osage County Help House wins in basketball bracket contest

Jason Bilyeu, an industrial project engineer at P1 Group, in Lawrence, will split the proceeds from his company’s charity basketball bracket contest held in March with Osage County Help House.

To celebrate March Madness and help the community, P1 associates, family and friends were invited to fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket for $10. The winner of the bracket challenge received half of the proceeds while the other half, doubled by P1 Group, was to be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice.

When Bilyeu emerged as the 2015 bracket challenge winner, he immediately thought of the Osage County Help House, in Lyndon, directed by his mother, Pam Bilyeu. Help House will receive an $840 donation on his behalf.

Help House, founded in 2003 by the churches of Osage County, is the designated Harvesters food assistance program site for the county and serves as a donation and distribution site for food, clothing and household items. Volunteers also offer classes on budgeting, and distribute school supplies and provide many other services.

“We help on average 190 families a month with food,” said Pam Bilyeu. “That is most likely where we will use this donation. This will really help.”

Help House offered thanks to Jason Bilyeu and P1 group for their generous donation.

Information thanks to Raylene Quaney.

2 Responses to Osage County Help House wins in basketball bracket contest

  1. Gladys Streeter says:

    Thanks Jason! This money will be put to good use.

  2. Steven Zerr says:

    What a wonderful gesture. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

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