Georgetown MBA Students Organize Basketball Tournament to Benefit Local Kids Charity

February 14, 2011

McDonough School of Business Students to Present Donation to Horton’s Kids Executive Director Brenda Chamberlain and Children, Feb. 20

Washington, D.C. – MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host the 22nd annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament February 19-20 to benefit local charity Horton’s Kids.

Horton’s Kids Executive Director Brenda Chamberlain, along with children from Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8, will accept the donation from the students on Sunday, February 20, at 10 a.m. Horton’s Kids provides mentoring, tutoring, enrichment, and support to more than 125 K-12 children and their families from the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks neighborhoods in Anacostia.

Media who wish to attend the check presentation ceremony should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

The U4 Tournament is a weekend-long, 5-on-5 charity event for MBA students from around the country. This year’s round-robin competition includes 22 teams from American University, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, the University of Florida, Fordham University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indiana University, the University of Maryland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.

About Horton’s Kids
Horton’s Kids, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based 501(c)(3) organization that serves more than 125 children and families from the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks neighborhoods in Ward 8 through a variety of education, enrichment, advocacy, and support programs. Horton’s Kids programs are made possible by over 500 dedicated volunteers, many of whom work on Capitol Hill. The cornerstone of Horton’s Kids are the weeknight tutoring and mentoring programs in the Rayburn House Office Building, the U.S. Department of Education and St. Coletta of Greater Washington. Other programming includes weekend educational outings, healthcare visits, a literacy-focused summer camp, and emergency food and clothing. More information is available at www.hortonskids.org.