My my My my
Thank Yous!!!

To the Entire MYBA Family,


Thank you all so much for your support last night at our 1st Annual Coaches v Coaches game to benefit the Madison Food Pantry. Through your efforts, this morning we were able to deliver 1,416 food items (weighing in at 1,401 pounds!), plus a cash donation of $450. Seeing you all lined up in the Polson lobby was downright inspiring and I think the kids saw just how much can be accomplished when people come together for a common cause. I’m especially happy that First Selectman Tom Banisch was able to reinforce this message for the kids. 


I would like to also thank all of the coaches that played in the game, or in a supporting role (refs, raffle ticket sellers, scoreboard, donation deliverers, etc, etc, etc!), last night. It was a good reminder of what great role models we have volunteering on behalf of our children. With an emphasis on not just community service but good sportsmanship, the 25 men and women that took the court were able to lead by example just as they have these past four months. I’m glad it was a close and entertaining game and loved the enthusiasm from the crowd!


And one final round of thank yous to Jay Canth and several of our local businesses for making the evening extra fun with fantastic donations. A big nod of appreciation to Egidio Assante Wealth Management, Coastal Pro Transport/Continental Auto Sales, Vigliotti Construction/JFA Management, Donahue’s, BatterUp, Lenny and Joe’s, Bradley and Wall, Ashley’s, Cristy’s, Zuse for the coaches’ t-shirts, and Brother Mike’s for taking good care of the coaches, post-game. 


I have added 80 photos to our Facebook page (http://bit.ly/2fZh2ds) and ask that all of you other photographers add yours, as well. I have also added almost 150 photos to the slideshow on our website (madisonbasketball.org), so check them out to see some familiar, smiling faces.


Thanks again for a great evening and best of luck as you wrap up your season! 



Randy Howe

President, Madison Youth Basketball Association

by posted 02/25/2017