It’s March and that can only mean one thing. Okay, two, St. Patrick’s Day and basketball. For sports fans, the second best thing to the Super Bowl is the NCAA basketball tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. For Anthony Amado and other sports fans, it’s away to enjoy the excitement of the tournament and be involved.
Part of the fun for fans is the brackets. Fans can simply print out an empty bracket and fill in which teams he or she thinks will win, all the way down to the championship game. There are contests, bets, ands prizes for those who predict the winner.
“The filling out of brackets, watching the game, the food, as all become a tradition for me and my friends”. Says Anthony Amado of New Jersey. “It’s a way to kick back and enjoy the games together”.
Even President Barack Obama gets in on the fun. Obama fills out a bracket every year as well. The President was close to predicting the tournament champion a few years ago.
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.