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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.

13th Annual Hoop Dreams 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Community Festival

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 6:30 pm.

Event Overview
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 welcome.

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 jeff.ruday@hoopdreams.org 



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