We invite alumni, parents and friends of campuses with Team IMPACT matches to a friendly fundraising competition throughout the tournament. While there are only four teams left in the match madness fundraising finals, you can donate in support of any match that experienced the tournament this year.
The top fundraising campus will win a special gathering for their Team IMPACT basketball match and their team.
Diagnosed with a chronic immune condition, 11-year-old Rylan has been matched with the UConn men’s basketball team since 2018. The Ellington, Connecticut native loves attending games with his dad, who is a former college athlete himself. Rylan received his Team IMPACT surprise on a birthday Zoom call, where the Huskies players joined to share the news and sing Happy Birthday.
15-year-old Brennon from Ave Maria, FL, was born with a heart condition that continues to impact his health. He has been matched with the Miami men’s basketball team for three years now. He has developed close relationships with many of the players and has become well-known for his inspirational pre-game speeches that he frequently cites for the team before games.
Heading into the Sweet 16, three Division I Men’s Basketball teams are matched with Team IMPACT teammates. All three children received a surprise of a lifetime this week when they joined a call with their teammates and learned that Team IMPACT was sending them on an all-expense paid trip to the next round of the tournament. Rylan matched with University of Connecticut, Jace matched with University of Houston, and Brennon matched with University of Miami are settling into Las Vegas and Kansas City respectively, ready to support their team as they do at home.
Over 25 mens and womens basketball teams across Divisions I, II and III are matched with Team IMPACT families during their respective 2023 March Madness Tournaments.
Team IMPACT teammates wish their teams good luck heading into the first round of the tournament.
With over 25 mens and womens basketball teams across all Divisions I, II and III matched with Team IMPACT teammates, we are asking for you to show your support to help get more kids in the game.
Cheer on your university by donating to Team IMPACT today and check back throughout the tournament to see how your university is stacking up against the competition!
The Team IMPACT Fundraising Elite Eight will be announced on March 24!