DELAWARE-BASED NON PROFIT DUFFY’S HOPE HOSTS THEIR 13TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST 2015 AT UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
CELEBRITY GUESTS AND PLAYERS INCLUDE SEVYN STREETER, TRISTAN “MACK” WILDS, DIGGY SIMMONS, YAZZ THE GREATEST, TREVOR JACKSON, VERONICA DUNNE, JAY ELLIS, BOBBY V, KAP G AND MORE
NEWARK, DE (Updated July 15, 2015) — A day of family fun comes to Delaware with Duffy’s Hope 13th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware’s Campus. For over 15 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 active budget for Duffy's Hope prevention programming and its youth participants.
This year Duffy's Hope has partnered with talent acquisition firm Agency for Artists to execute the most exhilarating celebrity basketball game to date! Confirmed celebrity players and guests are Sevyn Streeter (recording artist), Tristan “Mack” Wilds (actor and recording artist), Yazz the Greatest (recording artist and star of the hit television show EMPIRE on Fox Networks), Bobby V (recording artist), Diggy Simmons (recording artist and son of legendary rapper Rev Run), Trevor Jackson (singer, actor and Disney Channel star), Jay Ellis (actor and star of hit television show The Game), Kap G (rapper and actor in new hit movie DOPE), Kamil McFadden, Trinitee Stokes and Veronica Dunne (stars of the hit Disney Channel show KC Undercover) and many more to be confirmed within the month. Moneyball Sportswear will serve as the game sponsor while Power 99's DJ Doc B will serve as the official game DJ and will be sure to entertain the crowd and the players as they vie for championship bragging rights.
In an exciting new twist, this year's game will host the inaugural Delaware Hometown Heroes; a chosen group of Delawareans whom have amassed success in their respective careers and would like to give back to the community that raised them. Some of our confirmed Delaware Hometown Heroes include celebrity fashion designer LaQuan Smith, actor and new cast member of the television show Daredevil Stephen Rider, entrepreneur Heather Lowery, VP at REVOLT Jaunice Sills and more. The Delaware Hometown Heroes are important to not only the Duffy's Hope initiative but to the celebrity basketball game as a whole as they assist in promoting the game and represent the example of talent from Delaware.
Earlier in the day leading up to the game, Duffy’s Hope will host its 7th Annual Teen Summit from 10am to 4pm at Delaware State University in Dover, DE. The Summit is an opportunity for teens aged 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. Duffy’s Hope will partner with the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), a coalition of 5 community organizations statewide, for The 2015 Teen Summit and the keynote speaker for this year’s summit is actor and recording artist Tristan “Mack” Wilds.
For media inquiries, complete day-of schedule and confirmation for the Celebrity Meet & Greet and Game: Dariana Colon-Bibb of Rebelle Agency, email@example.com.
Event hashtags include #DHICBG #DHIHometownHero #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 teens ages 12-17 years old, and has changed the lives of over 4,500 youth. Duffy’s Hope, Inc. envisions a world where youth take control of their lives by empowering themselves with positive thoughts, goals, and good choices. 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.