10th Annual Congressional Reception set for May 7th
Join Susie Kay and the Hoop Dreams
Team as we honor and celebrate our HDSF Students by building
bridges and connections to our leaders of Congress with the
10th Annual Congressional
Reception, held in The
Mansfield Room of the United States Capitol on Wednesday,
May 7, 2008. Co-Chaired by The Honorable Senator Jack Reed
of Rhode Island, leaders from both the House and Senate will
join HDSF students and our corporate partners for an evening
of networking, and serves
to introduce members of the local community to Hoop Dreams
and its students, whose perseverance and dedication are
nothing short of inspirational.
RSVP today for this exciting celebration - admission is
FREE, however due to space limitation and security protocol,
all guests must RSVP and provide a Social Security Number
for entry into The Mansfield Room.
Annual Hoop Dreams 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Community
Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Tournament begins at 9:00 am -
Sponsor Program and Celebrity Game begins at Noon, during an
intermission. Play resumes at 1:30 pm until approximately
The Tournament is an exciting outdoor community sports
festival and charity basketball competition. The event
brings together DC public high school students and business
professionals from across the region, and other youth and
adults of Washington DC Metropolitan Area. The Tournament
offers "open" competition, and does not seek to match teams
by age, height, or any other criteria. All skill levels are
Pennsylvania Avenue from 3rd to 6th Street. This prestigious
area, directly in front of the United States Capitol, is
known as "America's Main Street".
Teams are composed of players of all ages, sex, and
abilities. Over 100 teams of 3-5 persons, compete for
trophies and prizes. Games will be played on portable
basketball goals. Professional referees will officiate all
games. A 10-minute forfeit rule will be enforced prior to
the start of each game. All players must be at least 15
years old as of June 14, 2008.
Teams may register on-line at www.hoopdreams.org or via
mail/fax by completing a registration form. The registration
deadline is June 11, 2008.
More than just hoops and exciting competition await you at
the Hoop Dreams Tournament. Local celebrities including NBA
and WNBA stars are scheduled to visit. Music, live
entertainment, and food and beverages will be provided
throughout the day. The Annual Celebrity Game, featuring
local and national sports, media and political personalities
will follow the Sponsor Recognition Ceremony at Noon.
Free food will be available to the players, the volunteers,
and the general public.
Rain or Shine
The Hoop Dreams Tournament & Community Festival will be held
rain or shine. An indoor celebration will be held in the
event that the Tournament is cancelled due to weather or
other circumstances. An update on weather status will be
posted on Friday evening, June 13th at www.hoopdreams.org
and on our Tournament Hotline at 202-289-6459.
About Hoop Dreams
The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to expanding the academic and career horizons of
Washington, D.C. public high school students. HDSF works to
raise academic college scholarships for local inner city
students and to connect them to the regional business
community and greater opportunities through a college prep
mentoring program, SAT test preparation, and an internship
program. Since 1996, Hoop Dreams has brought together over
1000 students and mentors; facilitated hundreds of
internships; engaged over 1,000 volunteers in community
work; helped over 850 students reach college with
scholarships totaling over $3 million; and is now energized
by alumni returning as volunteers.
For additional information
contact Tournament Director Jeff Ruday at