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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 in late March and runs for approximately two weeks. The entire community is invited to come out and enjoy the games and help support the benefiting charities. 

On average, more than 1,000 students - on nearly 150 different teams - participate in the tournament each year, raising over $12,000 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 Chairman & Co-Founder

Tournament Information

Title Sponsors

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This Year's Tournament

Tournament information for the current school year will be available here in February. 

Contact Us

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Mike Goldman
Chairman/Referees
mgoldman@osigroup.com
513-607-9152

Ken Yablonsky
Site Director
ken_yab@yahoo.com
513-519-6185

Matt Lykins
Gyms & Scheduling
mattlykins@hotmail.com
513-476-0340

Dave Kessling
Coordinators/Volunteers
djkessling@zoomtown.com
513-236-5162   


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.