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Mayoral Madness basketball set for March 29

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/20/19

It’s March Madness time, meaning it’s once again time for Mayoral Madness in Middletown.

This will be the fifth year in a row for the tradition launched by Mayor James H. Curry III, …

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Mayoral Madness basketball set for March 29

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It’s March Madness time, meaning it’s once again time for Mayoral Madness in Middletown.

This will be the fifth year in a row for the tradition launched by Mayor James H. Curry III, where a team of alumni led by hizzoner battle a team of current Middletown Area High School Blue Raiders in a charity basketball game to raise money to cover the borough’s annual Labor Day fireworks.

The game will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Middletown Area High School gym.

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for general admission. As in past years, scholarships as well as a television will be given out at halftime, Curry said in remarks to borough council announcing this year’s March Madness in February.

This year is again a tie-breaker as the series is knotted 2-2 since the first game in 2015.

In 2018, Curry’s team known as the Mayoral Vetoes “utterly destroyed” the Blue Raiders to even the score, according to Curry’s proclamation.

The Blue Raiders themselves may take issue with that characterization. Let the friendly trash talk begin.

Mayoral Madness to date has raised $45,209.52 toward the fireworks, Curry told council.

The fireworks were not held in 2015 but they have been held every year since, and each year funds raised by Mayoral Madness have meant that no tax dollars have been needed to pay for the annual Labor Day show, the mayor said.