Catch the madness as we kick off the second year of the Abbey Madness Alumni Challenge on March 16! The challenge will bring classes head-to-head, competing for highest annual fund participation levels by class, with the winning classes moving on to the next level. Abbey Madness is a great opportunity for some friendly and fun class competition to show your Abbey pride.  Be the class that comes out on top, with a challenge donor making a gift in the amount of your class year. 

Abbey Madness kicks off on Thursday, March 16 at The Union League Club in New York City. Please join us for a festive evening of basketball, cheer, food and beverages. Come join us as we celebrate this exciting new program and event for New York area alumni. 
Key Dates:

While Abbey Madness officially begins on March 16, we encourage you to make your annual fund gifts before then to help your class start off strong in the Challenge. The 64 classes with the highest participation percentage will then be paired into 32 teams and seeded for the opportunity to compete in the ultimate class showdown. 

March 16: Challenge officially launches with kick-off event at The Union League Club in New York City

March 27: "Regular Season" ends at 3:00 PM (EST); seeding begins for the top 64 classes who will be paired into 32 teams

March 28: Round of 32 begins and will end at 11:59 PM (EST)

March 29: Sweet 16 begins and will end at 11:59 PM (EST)

March 30: Elite 8 begins and will end at 11:59 PM (EST)

March 31: Final 4 begins and will end at 3:00 PM (EST); Results will be announced at 4:00 PM (EST)

April 3: Championship game ends at 11:59 PM (EST)

April 4: Winner will be announced 

Kick-Off Event:
Thursday, March 16th 
The Union League Club 
38 E 37th St.
New York, NY 10016

5:30 - 8:00 PM
Questions? Please contact Director of Special Events, Patty Gibbons at 401.643.1281 or pgibbons@portsmouthabbey.org

Any questions please contact:

Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at 401.643.1307 or 

Alex Karppinen 

Director of the Annual Fund

akarppinen@portsmouthabbey.org

401.643.1204

Cindy Ruiz '10

Assistant Director of the Annual Fund

cruiz@portsmouthabbey.org

401.643.1276



Quick Facts:


When is the challenge period?

-  March 16th - April 3rd

When will the bracket be posted?

March 27th

How does my class win?

- By making a gift to the Annual Fund and encouraging your classmates to participate! During each round of the tournament, the paired classes with the highest participation as of that day progress to the next round.  

 

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