Jimmy "Magic Man" Miller's Bracket Breakfast raised over $100,000 for Piedmont CASA!


The Magic Man's 9th Annual Bracket Breakfast has set a new bar! About 270 guests kicked off the March Madness season by raising over $100,000 - our best year ever. We all gathered bright and early on Monday morning, March 18, at the Boar's Head Resort Pavilion.

The panelists were UVA President Jim Ryan, acclaimed novelist John Grisham, Co-Host of the Greenlight Podcast Macon Gunter, UVA women's basketball alumna Deborah Stroman, entrepreneur and current professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. NBC29 Anchor Steve Rappaport and UVA Director of Broadcasting John Freeman were the emcees..

Our guest speaker was Michael Richards, a CASA Volunteer who gave a first-hand testimonial about what a difference it makes for children in foster care to have the support and advocacy of CASA Volunteers. Award-winning auctioneer Josh Puffenbarger closed the event by leading an energetic bidding war for four fabulous auction items - all donated by generous friends and sponsors.

All photos are courtesy of Jennifer Byrne Photography.


John Grisham
Macon Gunter
Jim Ryan
Deborah Stroman
Wally Walker

Special Guests


Barry Parkhill
Debbie Ryan
John Freemen
Steve Rappaport

Check out who won in the Magic Man's Tournament!

Bracket Breakfast Committee

Josh Arbaugh | Kristen-Page Gordon | Macon Gunter | Kate Hamilton
Reed Hurt | Ann Douglas Irby | Steve Rappaport | Crystal Shin
Gabe Schneider | Ricky Stokes | Rick Wampler

Our Generous Sponsors




Pam and Frank Edmonds

John Grisham

Piedmont CASA Board of Directors

Erin and Gabe Schneider

Laura and Keven Lindemann


Tracy and Josh Arbaugh

Kate and Bill Hamilton

Marty Sayler

Jane-Ashley and Peter Skinner

Emily and Rick Wampler



Greer and Jess Achenbach



Woolen Mills LLC


18 March 2024
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Boar's Head Resort, Pavilion
860 Boar's Head Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Proceeds are changing lives for children in foster care

Piedmont CASA is on a mission to champion and restore children and youth whose lives have been compromised by abuse and neglect.