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Mayoral Madness will return on March 27

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/4/20

The NCAA has its March Madness, Middletown has its Mayoral Madness, thanks to Mayor James H. Curry III.

The sixth annual Mayoral Madness charity basketball game, with proceeds going to pay for the …

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Mayoral Madness will return on March 27

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The NCAA has its March Madness, Middletown has its Mayoral Madness, thanks to Mayor James H. Curry III.

The sixth annual Mayoral Madness charity basketball game, with proceeds going to pay for the borough’s annual Labor Day fireworks show, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Middletown Area High School Gymnasium.

Curry unveiled his annual proclamation announcing the game toward the end of the Feb. 18 Middletown borough council meeting.

The mayor launched what has become an annual basketball tradition in Middletown in 2015 during his second full year in office.

The game each year pits a team of Blue Raider alumni led by Curry against a team of current Middletown Area High School students.

Curry’s team, the Vetoes, has won three of the five games. Last year the Vetoes defeated the Overrides — the team of current Blue Raiders — by a score of 52-45.

“The Mayoral Vetoes are currently leading the series 3-2 and are on the verge of leaving the Overrides in the dust,” the mayor said in his proclamation.

The teams play to win a traveling trophy.

If the student team wins, the traveling trophy is housed in the high school until the next year. If the Vetoes win, the trophy is housed in Middletown Borough Hall.