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1st place: $6,500

2nd place: $2,500

3rd place: $1,500

4th place: $1,000

5th place: $500

Dear March Madness Fans & Friends of CFHU: 


It is with great pride that CFHU’s Madness Sports Tournaments Committee announces the launch of the 2019 Online Madness Sports Tournaments Fundraising Campaign!


This year is extra special as we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Annual March Madness Online U.S. College Basketball Tournament! Its enormous success is no mystery. We owe it to our incredible Alumni & Friends, who over the past quarter-century have run this event so effectively. What started as a small initiative in 1995,the Madness Tournaments have grown dramatically and have raised over $1 million for important research and scholarships for Canadian students to study at Hebrew University.


The Madness sports brand is utilized all year round as we have grown it through the ongoing support of our all-star sponsors and the continued backing of friends like you. We now have the annual NHL Playoff Hockey Madness and NFL Football Madness tournaments which keep growing in popularity each year.


Proceeds raised from the 2019 Madness Tournaments go to support the Einstein Legacy Student Scholarships at Hebrew University of Jerusalem which include:

Special Deal for Toronto Fans: Save the date of March 7th at 7 pm and come out to party with us as we celebrate the launch of the Madness Season at our Annual Tip-Off Party. It will take place at Drums N Flats. BONUS: You get 2 free tickets to our party if you register for March Madness before March 7, 2019. (That’s a $100 value).

Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.


Click here to register for March Madness 2019. And don’t forget to come back for our Playoff Hockey Madness (registration opens March 28, 2019) and for Football Madness (registration opens August 23, 2019).


Good luck in our Madness Tournaments and as always, we greatly appreciate your ongoing support.


Lorne Persiko & Mike Kraft

Co-Chairs, 2019 Madness Tournaments Committee

A Big Thank you to our 2019 Madness Tournaments Committee!

Lorne Persiko, Co-Chair

Mike Kraft, Co-Chair

Aliya Lucatch

Harlie Persiko

Roslyn Goldmintz

Michael Konikoff

Rhonda Ronson

Gary Rudson

Steven Warsh

Daniel Wosk (Vancouver Chapter)

CFHU Staff: Esther Schlesinger, Manager, Alumni Relations