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Duffy's Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game

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A day of family fun comes to Delaware with Duffy’s Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware’s Campus. Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen “Duffy” Samuels, is a service provider for at-risk and hard to reach teens ages 12-17 years old and has changed the lives of over 4,500 youth since inception. For 18 years Duffy's Hope has been a staple in the Delaware community, providing alternative resources for the advancement of the state’s youth. Their annual celebrity sports game has become the culminating event of their program; with its revenue supporting the yearly budget for Duffy's Hope prevention programming and its youth participants.

This year Duffy's Hope will partner again with talent acquisition firm Agency for Artists to continue to provide the most exhilarating experience for game attendees. We have confirmed Award-winning teen sports star Mo'Ne Davis, KC Undercover’s Tammy Townsend, actor Christian Keyes, actor Bobb’e Thompson, rapper Matt Ox, singer and TV personality Ray J and actor Jackie Long and more celebrities to be named within the coming weeks.

For all media inquiries please contact:

Dariana Colon-Bibb at

Christina Holmes at

See a video recap of last year's game below.