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The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit invites you to register for its 6th annual March Madness Bracket Challenge! Join us, and our sponsor, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, in making this FUNdraiser a slam dunk for children in Southwest Florida!

The cost to participate is a $30 minimum donation per bracket or purchase 4 entries for $100. After completing the online registration form, participants will receive a complete list of rules and instructions for completing their picks.

Bracket donations can also be made by check! Select “pay by check” during registration checkout. Make checks payable to Guardian Ad Litem Foundation. Mail checks to 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 600. Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Brackets go live on Selection Sunday, which is Sunday, March 12th, and all picks must be entered by noon on Thursday, March 16th. Participants earn points for correct picks in each round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Winners will be announced after the championship game on April 2nd.

Amazon Gift Cards will be Awarded as Prizes to Top Finishers:

  • 1st Place: $800
  • 2nd Place: $600
  • 3rd Place: $400
  • 4th Place: $300
  • 5th Place: $200
  • 6th Place: $100

Proceeds will help the Guardian ad Litem Foundation support volunteer child advocates who serve as the voice for abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare systems.

The foundation also provides financial assistance to help meet a child’s basic and developmental needs, including the Children’s Needs Program that provides “extras” like birthday parties, tutoring, summer camp programs, movie tickets and registration fees for clubs and sports.

The Bracket Challenge is organized as a private group through the Run Your Pool.

For more information, please email Jessica Stanfield, Foundation Executive Director at jstanfield@galfoundaiton20.org or call 239-533-1435.


February 6 @ 7:00 PM
March 16 @ 12:00 PM