SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) - You’ve heard of March Madness, but what about Match Madness? 

Match Madness is an annual fundraising day in Salina that has raised nearly $5 million over the past 12 years. But for year 13, they’ve invited even more members of the community to check out all the local charities. 

“We’re all people of Salina and we’re all the same so we all need help sometimes,” said Blakely Chamberlain, 5th grader. 

Chamberlain is one of the hundreds of Saline County 5th graders who were invited to Match Madness this year. Every student in the county was given $10 to donate to whatever charity they choose.  

“I feel like yeah once it’s matched I’m going to make a huge difference,” said 5h grader Blakely Chamberlain. 

“Ten dollars, it doesn’t seem like a lot but it can make an impact if you use it right,” said Rex McGinley, 5th grader.  

Folks have the opportunity to donate to 100 different nonprofits, 74 of which were at the Salina Fieldhouse.

Each donation made on Match Madness is matched up to 50% from local donors. 

Thirteen years ago they had only $26,000 to give away, but this year they have $313,000 for matching community donations, more than any other previous year. 

“This event makes you feel like there’s a lot of huge support from our community for the charities, and it's very generous and we’re just really grateful to be in Salina,” said Jane Anderson, with the Friends of the River Foundation. 

“It’s a gathering of all our community members from young and old, different demographics to come together and be a part of something really grand,” said Linda Henderson, with the Rolling Hills Zoo. 

There was also a "minute to win it" free throw contest where charities shot free throws for a minute straight to win up to $130 of additional donations.

“It’s just a fun way to incorporate the basketball, the March Madness into the Match Madness and a fun way for people to earn a little extra money for the day,” explained Jessica Martin, with the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

Folks can donate until midnight Thursday.

Click here to donate.

Match Madness would like to raise $1,000,000 in one day for the first time ever this year. 

“There are a lot of different ways that you can make a difference in your community and you can just do something small and it can make a difference,” said Chamberlain.