many years, Myron gathered with close friends to watch the first
round of the NCAA tournament. He always said it was "the greatest
two days of sports of the year!" One year between
games, while reminiscing about past tournaments and reflecting on
how long the friends had been doing this, Myron hatched the idea
this could be something used to raise money
for a worthwhile cause. Thus, the idea for the original March Madness Against
Blindness was born!
2013 will be the 7th annual event, now known as March Hoops to BEAT Blindness. Over the years, hundreds of people and many organizations have contributed to the cause, and thanks to all their great generosity, assistance, and participation, over $36,000 has been raised so far to support research into the prevention and treatment of blinding conditions!!
coverage included on air interviews on WKQL 107.1 FM, WLBY 1290 AM, WWJ 950 AM, and WAAM 1600 AM. Articles have been written in AnnArbor.com, the Ann Arbor News, The University Record, Michigan Today, and the Michigan Daily.
The original event was held at Damon's Grill in Ann Arbor, and the following 5 years, we had a great time there. Sadly, in 2013, Damon's closed it's doors for business. We will always love the memories of MHBB at Damon's, and we look forward to creating new memories at Pizza House in Ann Arbor!!
This year's event
promises to be even bigger and better! Be sure to check out the great prizes this year, donate on-line, and come out to Pizza House in Ann Arbor for March Hoops to BEAT Blindness!!