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March Madness

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March Madness is a charity and community-sponsored basketball tournament in which any Lakota student (grades 2-6) can participate to represent his or her school and help raise money for local causes.

The tournament typically tips off after Lakota Spring Break and runs for approximately two weeks. The entire community is invited to come out, enjoy the games, and help support the benefiting charities. 

On average, more than 1,300 students - on nearly 150 different teams - participate in the tournament each year, raising over $20,000 for local non-profits.

"The tournament is about community-building and philanthropy. What students learn goes far beyond how to dribble and shoot a basketball. They learn how to support one another, as both a teammate and a cheerleader in the stands." Mike Goldman, Lakota March Madness Co-Chairman & Co-Founder

Tournament Information

Title Sponsors

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This Year's Tournament

Week 1: 
Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5

Week 2:
Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12


Contact Us

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Mike Goldman

Matt Lykins

Dave Kessling
Site Director/Coordinators

The content on this page was prepared by the March Madness Committee and is not sponsored or endorsed by the Lakota Local School District or any Lakota School.