MAke your picks count!


What is madness on a mission?

Each March, millions of people fill out a bracket for the college basketball tournament. Over 4 weeks, 68 teams compete for one shining moment. Normally, people compete for cash, but in MADNESS on a MISSION we make our tournament picks really count by helping us raise $7500 for our Youth Programs!

How to join

  1. Just make a donation of any amount and we will email the link to our online bracket challenge group directly to you!

  2. Follow the link in the email to the Bracket Challenge Group (if this is your first time, you may need to set up a Bracket Challenge Group Account).

  3. All the teams will be seeded in a bracket on Sunday, March 17, 2019 - sometime in the early evening. Then you can log on and start filling out your bracket!

  4. Brackets must be filled out before the first tip-off of the first game of the tournament on Thursday, March 21st at noon.

Will you join us and help us reach our $7500 goal to support After School and Summer Youth Programs? 

Your gift will support our After School Mentor Programs, Summer Employment opportunities for Teens, Super Summer Day Camp for kids and so much more!

Right now, we have over 50 youth involved in a mentoring relationship between our Lewiston and Portland sites - and this is your chance to be part of that!


The bracket with the most points will have their choice of 3 prizes! The Runner Up and 3rd Place Brackets will win the remaining awesome prizes!

  • A jersey of your choice - from any team in any sport!

  • A $200 Ticket Master Gift Card to purchase tickets to an event of your choice! Cheer on your team, see your favorite band or take in a show on Broadway - it’s your choice!

  • A Handmade Wooden Basketball Trophy from our friends at We Care Prison Ministry in Atmore, Alabama! Trust us - this will look awesome on your shelf!

EVERYONE who enters will be eligible to be picked for our weekly random drawings for prizes throughout the tournament! We have some great GiftsCards, Root Cellar SWAG and so much more! Stay tuned and check your email! 

Not able to donate but want to join in the MADNESS anyway? 

No problem! Just click the link below and join for free!

make your picks count and support the root cellar!