Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, is hosting its third annual March Madness Bracket Challenge to support programs that assist abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida.

For a $25 minimum donation per bracket, entrants can make their picks online for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament prior to tipoff of the first games on Thursday, March 19. The first-place winner will earn a $500 Amazon gift card; second place will receive a $300 Amazon gift card and third place will get a $200 Amazon gift card.

Proceeds from the Bracket Challenge will help the Guardian ad Litem Foundation provide funds to recruit, train and support volunteer advocates who offer a voice on behalf of abused, neglected or abandoned children in the courts, schools and child welfare system. The Foundation also provides funds to purchase basic necessities, clothing, movie tickets and theme park tickets for children, as well as pay for tutoring and participation in youth sports and clubs.

To register for the Bracket Challenge, please visit GALFMarchMadness.com before games begin on Thursday, March 19. Presented by the Guardian ad Litem Foundation and IBERIABANK, the Bracket Challenge is open to all community members.

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.