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CIT Madness

Congratulations to the 2018 CIT Madness winners:

Intellectual: Immaculée Ilibagiza

Individual: Kate Lecci, Spiritan Campus Ministry
Sponsor: Gumberg Library

Immaculée Ilibagiza was born and raised in Rwanda and survived the horrific 1994 Tutsi Genocide. During her 91 days of hiding, she found the power of prayer helped her to overcome her anger and hatred, forgive her family's murderer, and find peace in reconciliation. A best-selling author and inspirational speaker, Immaculée shares her powerful story and message of faith, hope and forgiveness with members of Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh community on Tuesday evening, April 3. For more details about Immaculée Ilibagiza's extraordinary life, visit her website.

More about CIT Madness:

What is CIT Madness?

In this annual event, the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture hosts a fun, fast and friendly competition among an array of religious figures, scientists, philosophers, scholars, artists, athletes and others to highlight the richness of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The tournament takes place this year from March 16- 27.

How does it work?

Inspired by basketball's March Madness tournament, this contest pits 64 contenders ("the Intellectuals") in 32 head-to-head match-ups. Intellectuals advance by receiving the majority of votes in any given round of play. Learn how to play.

How do I win?

You get points for voting AND for picking the winner in each round. Your final score is the result of how often you voted and how often you correctly selected the intellectuals who won their match-ups. The individual player with the most points wins the Grand Prize -- an Amazon Echo Plus! The sponsoring organization of the champion also wins breakfast goodies.

How do I get started?

Check back on Thursday, March 16 for the link to the contest survey. In the meantime, encourage your office or group to sponsor a player this year.