Jimmy "Magic Man" Miller's Bracket Breakfast raised more than $70,000 for the children and youth served by Piedmont CASA

The Magic Man's 8th Annual Bracket Breakfast broke a lot of records this year! About 270 guests kicked off the March Madness season by raising over $70,000 - our best year ever. We all gathered bright and early on Monday morning, March 13, at the Boar's Head Resort Pavilion. We were absolutely thrilled when UVA players Kihei Clark and Jayden Gardner appeared! Even the UVA CavMan was there.

The panelists were UVA President Jim Ryan, acclaimed novelist John Grisham, Co-Host of the Greenlight Podcast Macon Gunter, managing editor of BetFTW with the USAToday Sports Group Caroline Darney, and UVA women's basketball alumnae Deborah Stroman, current director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gillings School.  ESPN Bracketolgist Joe Lunardi Zoomed in with picks and insights. NBC29 Anchor Steve Rappaport and UVA Director of Broadcasting John Freeman were the emcees.

The guest speaker was Samantha Strong, who told the story of the infant she adopted and how important it was that he had a CASA Volunteer while in the foster care system. You can hear it on our YouTube Channel.

All photos are courtesy of Jennifer Byrne Photography.

Kudos to our fabulous Bracket Breakfast Committee

Jim Miller, Chair
Jess Achenbach
Josh Arbaugh
Caroline Darney
Macon Gunter
Kate Hamilton
Ann Douglas Irby
Steve Rappaport
Gabe Schneider
Crystal Shin
Ricky Stokes
Rick Wampler


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Guest Speaker Samantha Strong

At the Bracket Breakfast, Samantha told the moving story of the infant she adopted, and how important it was that he had a Piedmont CASA Volunteer while he was in the foster care system.

And Super Big Thanks to Our Amazing Sponsors!