Match Madness 2022 Event set for March 24 at Salina Fieldhouse

Mar 10, 2022 2 min read
Match Madness 2022 Event set for March 24 at Salina Fieldhouse

Match Madness 2022 Event set for March 24 at Salina Fieldhouse SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation will host Salina’s annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 24, 2022 for the 11th year in a row!

On this day, donations to any of the 88 participating charities will be matched up to 50%. The list of participating charities can be found online at www.matchmadnessgscf.org.

All donations made on March 24 will go to each charity’s endowed fund held at the Greater Salina Community Foundation. These funds are permanently invested to produce a steady stream of income charities can count on every year, which eases the pressure to raise annual funds.

Plus, every gift to a nonprofit’s endowed fund will be matched (proportionally, up to 50%) with a cash grant that the charity can access immediately to meet immediate needs. This year, there are $250,000 in matching funds, thanks to the generosity of private donors.

“This event is a win-win for everyone, and a great example of community collaboration. Donations of all sizes are pooled together to provide long-term support for our charities, and the match given can be used instantly by the charities to meet urgent needs,” said Jessica Martin, Executive Director.

Donors can give three different ways: 1) In person from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Salina Fieldhouse, 140 N. 5th Street, 2) Online at www.matchmadnessgscf.org from midnight to 11:59 p.m., or 3) Mail donations postmarked by March 24 to GSCF, PO Box 2876, Salina, KS 67402-2876.

The event will include:

• Bill Grevas Memorial Nonprofit Free Throw Contest, sponsored by Salina Regional Health Foundation, where nonprofit representatives will have one minute to shoot free throws for a chance to earn $100 in bonus cash for their organization. Competition starts at 11 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m. Come down to the fieldhouse and cheer on your favorite nonprofits.

• BE Wealth Half-Court Shot for Charity, where nonprofit representatives will attempt to make a shot from half-court, and the winner will receive an extra $1,000 for their organization. Competition starts at 5:30 p.m. Come down to the fieldhouse and cheer on all the nonprofits.

• Food trucks, including Saddle Jack’s BBQ, Food by Bonnie, and Taco’s Food Truck will be serving food all day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside of the Salina Fieldhouse. 119 W. Iron · PO Box 2876 Salina, KS 67401-2876 (785) 823-1800 · www.gscf.org

• Nonprofit booths will be set up from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Visit the nonprofit booths and participate in our “Around the World” booth contest. Get a stamp at 5 or more booths and be entered to win a special prize at the end of the event.

Visit the Match Madness website, www.matchmadnessgscf.org, to learn more about the 88 nonprofits participating this year and view live donation updates on the day of the event. Since the event’s inception in 2012, 5,499 donors contributed a record-breaking total of $2,178,784.55 to 88 charities. The events match and bonus grants total $926,819.41 and the total benefit exceeds $3.1 million in total impact to the community.

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