CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit will host its First Annual March Madness Basketball Tournament on Mar 12 and 13 at the Ronceverte Lion\u2019s Club Gym (old Ronceverte High School). They are accepting only nine teams due to limited time and space.\r\nPlaying in this event will support all abused and neglected children to ensure they have a trained, caring and nurturing adult to be their voice in court, to provide hope and support while they are in foster care system. CASA encourages attorneys, law enforcement, child protective service workers, social services agencies, court programs, mental health providers, foster parents or whoever wants to form a team to help them reach their goals and support their mission.\r\nThe nine teams registered will be accepted on first come first serve (complete registration forms and fees). Each team will need to consist of at least five individuals but no more than seven members; each player must be 18 years of age or older; each player must complete the registration form and waiver; and each team must raise the minimum $150 registration fee (money collected or raised by team members, can exceed required amount). All nine teams will enter into a double elimination tournament bracket with the Championship games being held on Sunday, Mar. 13.\r\nDuring each game audience members and players will be able to participate in a 50\/50 drawing, a 3-point shootout during halftime and will have access to the concession stand. All monies raised will go to support CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.\r\nCASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, trains volunteer advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA was created to ensure the abuse and neglect these children suffered at home does not continue in the system. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to be a voice for these children in court, which results in the children being placed in safe homes where they can thrive. CASA volunteer advocates are ordinary people doing extraordinary things who donate 3-10 hours a month to helping the children they are assigned.\r\nIf you are interested in becoming a sponsor, would like additional information about the program or would like to participate in this event, please call 304-645-5437, write CASA of the 11th Judicial Circuit; P.O. Box 1142, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.