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May Madness

A team raising funds for multiple causes

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$4,152 raised of $5,000
($3,787 online, $365 offline)

In preparation for our Bar Mitzvahs, we are hosting May Madness--a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that will benefit two charities.

Team Members

name dollars donors


Amanda S.


$2,109 29


Amanda S.

Fundraising for PeacePlayers International

$2,043 28

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A Mitzvah Project allows us the opportunity to give back to the community & to those who are less fortunate than ourselves before our Bar Mitzvahs. The four of us have been really good friends for a long time and like playing the game of basketball, so for our Mitzvah Project, we thought it'd be cool to host a basketball tournament. Not only would it be a fun day of playing basketball, but it would also support kids who are less fortunate than us.


We will host a 3-on-3 half court basketball tournament called May Madness on Sunday, May 5th at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD. Our Lady of Good Counsel has very generously donated their courts for our project. Through this tournament, we will raise awareness about and money for PeacePlayers International and Alex Popeck Never Back Down Foundation, the two charities we've chosen.


Every dollar raised will be given to two charities we've selected: The Alex Popeck Never Back Down Foundation which awards scholarships to local teens who notice and act upon a challenge, injustice or need for change, as well as the PeacePlayers International (PPI) whose mission is to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities around the world through basketball in order to create a more peaceful world.

We wish you could all be at May Madness, so that we could thank you in person for your support, but we know that it may not be possible. So, in advance, we would like to thank you all so much for helping us to help others, with your generous donations.


Just click on either "Team Member" link at the top of the page. It will take you to APNBDF or PPI, depending on which one you choose where you can donate an amount of your choice.


TEAM CAPTAINS: Download & fill out these forms at the link below to sign up your team. Sign up deadline is May 1st.

INDIVIDUALS: Sign up through May 1st and we will match you with a team in need of player(s).

Cost is $15 per player. Spectator Fee $5.

Registration/Waiver/Release Forms:


T-shirts available to all who register BEFORE April 25th. Registration closes May 1st at 11:59 p.m. You must contact to register before that time. Waivers can be turned in the day of the event but must be completed before play begins.


For more information, email Nancy at

Thank you!

Sammy Dickstein, Jacob Greenblat, Sam Hull, and Ben Shapiro


Thank you to our generous Donors/Sponsors as of 5/1/13

NBA ($500+)

Good Counsel HS (donated their facility for the day)

Stanley Katzman

NCAA ($350-$499)

The Hull Family

Divison I ($200-$349)

Dave & Sandy Abrams

Jill Greenblat

Fred & Jill Lewis

Pediatric Development Center

Irv & Nancy Shapiro

Division II ($50- $199)

The Averbach Family | Baskin Robbins | Susan and Bob Benke| Gregory & Sharon Cichy | Jerry & Eva Cichy| Roy & Gilda Dickstein | The Fischel Family | Ruth Golomb | The Graham Family | Burke and Finn| Marlene Freed | Mel & Sidni Greenblat | Avi & Carrie Halpert | Pamela Hjelle| Wayne Hull | Clyde Pray & Karla Hull | Stan Hull | Charles Kahanov | Dan & Stacy Kane | Lawrence Konefal | Landau Family | Kara B. Leitner | Jonathan Levy | Leslie Dean Lewis | Marian Assisted Living | Patrick R McGary| Metro Metro & Associates| Lisa Shure | Donald J St. Pierre | Sharon St. Pierre | Judith B. Saks | Janet Seek | Myron & Alice Stern | Freddi Weiner | The Young Family

Fans (up to $50)

Todd Benke | Karen Blomberg | The Englisch Family | Christine Feldman | Cindie Harrison | Wendy & Eric Levine | Kathleen A McCallum | Julia L McCormack | Ellen Morrison | Albert & Jacqueline Meyers | Susan Rapaport |Brigitte Schmidt | Ramona K Simmons | Karen Stein

Thanks you to Drink More Water donated water bottles for all of the players!

Thank you to Coach Harwood Camp for the basketballs and scoring boards!

Banner & trophies donated by The Shapiro Family

Thank you to our generous raffle & prize donors & food trucks:

Cafe Rio | California Tortilla | Cheeburger Cheeburger | Corned Beef King | Dino's | Flippin' Pizza | Fitness First | GiantFoods | The Great American Hot Dog Truck | Greene Turtle | Grill Marx | Hair EFX | Harris Teeter| Mamma Lucia | My Eye Dr. | Olney Jewelers | Papa Johns| Ricuitti's | Rita's Italian Ice | Safeway | Starbucks

You ALL have helped our event be a success! Thank you so much!

Team Captain

Amanda S. Amanda S.

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  1. Amanda S.Amanda S. 05/02/2013 at 07:46 AM ET
    Thank you so much for all of your donations!
  2. Brigitte SchmidtBrigitte... 05/01/2013 at 08:30 AM ET
    Sam we are so very proud of you and the worthy projects that you are supporting.