Non-Profit Duffy’s Hope Returns with Mo’ne Davis, Matt Ox, Tammy Townsend and More for their 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game Day on Saturday, August 5th at University of Delaware

Award-Winning Teenage Sports Star Mo’ne Davis, Actor Christian Keyes, rapper Matt Ox and more confirmed as celebrity players with Teen Summit speaker Angela Yee and additional announcements to come

NEWARK, DE (July 13, 2017) — 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 and more celebrities to be named within the coming weeks.

Earlier in the day leading up to the game Duffy’s Hope will partner with the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), a coalition of five community organizations statewide to host its 9th Annual Teen Summit from10am to4pm at Delaware State University in Dover, DE. The summit is an opportunity for teens ages 13-18 years old and their families (parents/guardians) to be exposed to current issues facing today’s teens. Teens will engage in an interactive, open dialogue workshops facilitated by their peers on topics of interest such as underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, dating and relationships, and financial issues. This year’s summit keynote speaker is the media personality, Angela Yee.

For media inquiries please contact:
Dariana Colon-Bibb
Rebelle Agency

Christina Holmes
Rebelle Agency

If you are interested in attending the game as media please complete the Media Registration Form before Tuesday, August 1st at 5pm Your submission will be reviewed and a confirmation sent within 48 hours of receipt.

Event hashtags include #DHCBG17 #DHHometownHero #DuffysHope

About Duffy's Hope Inc:
Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen “Duffy” Samuels, is a service provider for at-risk and hard to reach teenage youth with documented proof of success. Located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware, Duffy’s Hope has changed the lives of thousands of teenagers with indirect and direct services programs. In their direct programs, Duffy’s Hope uses a holistic approach 8-prong system to advance community hope. This system not only determines the root causes in the lives of at-risk youth but also addresses, and more importantly helps to rectify those issues using the following system components: One-on-One Mentoring, Parent and Family Participation/Involvement, School Visits, Tutoring, Life-Changing “Shock Therapy” field trips, Education and Enrichment field trips, Guest Speakers and Group Discussions. The Duffy’s Hope Programs includes Mentoring, an Ambassador Program, and a Basketball League. Duffy’s Hope, Inc. envisions a world where youth take control of their lives by empowering themselves with positive thoughts, goals, good choices and a perpetual desire to make the world a better place for everyone. For more information please visit www.duffyshopeinc.org.

About Agency for Artists:
Agency For Artists, LLC (AFA) is a talent firm with a diverse roster of clients, including music artists and celebrities, as well as concert venues, casinos, and colleges. With services ranging from marketing, sponsorships, endorsements, publicity, brand development, promotions, and concert/tour bookings, AFA is committed to creating valuable, career-enhancing opportunities for its clients. For more information please visit www.agencyforartists.com.

About University of Delaware:
The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. For more information please visit www.udel.edu.