FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, and Iberia Bank will host their second annual March Madness Bracket Challenge to raise money for essential programs that assist abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida.

The pick ‘em challenge is an online bracket competition that awards points for correct picks in each round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants.

To enter the March Madness Bracket Challenge, visit VoicesForKids.org/events/march-madness to complete an entry form. Participants then will be emailed directions to make their picks. All picks must be completed no later than noon on Thursday, March 21. Winners will be notified after the championship game on Monday, April 8.

The cost is a $25 minimum donation per bracket, with a maximum of two bracket entries per email address. Proceeds will provide funding for volunteer advocates who assist youth in the child welfare system, as well as funds to help meet a child’s health, educational and social needs.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the Bracket Challenge:

  • First place: $500 Amazon gift card
  • Second place: $300 Amazon gift card
  • Third place: $200 Amazon gift card

For more information, please call 239-533-1435 or email Ira Kushnir at ira.childadvocate@gmail.com.

About Guardian ad Litem Foundation

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, was established in 1984 and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Guardian ad Litem programs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation, a United Way Partner Agency, has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected or abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare system. The Foundation raises funds that help meet a child’s health, educational and social needs, as well as provide support for highly trained volunteer advocates who represent the best interests of a child until a safe, permanent placement is established. For additional information, visit VoicesForKids.org or call 239-533-1435.