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Honoring A Life, Fighting Addiction: The 1st Annual Mitch Madness Charity Basketball Tournament

The basketball courts of Gulf Breeze High School are set to host a powerful event on Saturday, March 30, 2024, as the community comes together to remember Mitchell Delgado and take a stand against opioid addiction.

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The 1st Annual Mitch Madness Charity Basketball Tournament promises a day filled with spirited competition and heartfelt advocacy.

This tournament, honoring the vibrant life of Mitchell Delgado, who tragically lost his battle with addiction on December 26, 2023, seeks to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic in a manner that is engaging and impactful. Sixteen teams, each comprising three players, will go head-to-head in a bracket-style showdown, all vying for the prestigious 1st prize trophy.

But Mitch Madness is more than just a basketball tournament – it’s an opportunity to educate and empower the community. Prior to tip-off, attendees will have the chance to gain valuable insights from Dr. Laura Wehry, who will shed light on the truth about addiction and tackle the stigma surrounding it with science-based information.

As the games unfold, participants and spectators alike can enjoy a variety of food truck offerings and even try their luck with sports memorabilia raffle tickets. However, the true essence of the event lies in its philanthropic mission. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States.

The legacy of Mitchell Delgado lives on through Mitch Madness, a testament to his vibrant personality, passion for life, and unwavering dedication to his community. From his early achievements in music and martial arts to his academic pursuits and professional endeavors, Mitchell’s impact was profound and far-reaching.

His family and friends fondly remember Mitchell as a kind, loyal, and intelligent individual with a zest for life. His love for sports, particularly his beloved New Orleans Saints, and his passion for connecting with others left an indelible mark on all who knew him.

As we come together to honor Mitchell’s memory and combat addiction, all are invited to join in supporting this worthy cause. Whether through sponsorship, team registration, or simply attending the event, your participation makes a difference.

Let us stand united against the grip of addiction and work towards a future where every individual has the opportunity to lead a healthy, fulfilling life. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that Mitchell’s legacy continues to shine brightly in our hearts and communities!

For more information on how to participate or donate, please visit the website.

About Shatterproof:

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. Through advocacy, education, and policy change, Shatterproof is committed to transforming addiction treatment, ending stigma, and empowering communities to support those affected by addiction.