Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business MBA Students Host 17th Annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Charity Tournament

November 21, 2005

Cynthia S. Shaw
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Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business MBA Students Host 17th Annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Charity Tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The McDonough School of Business will host The Ultimate 4 ("U4"), on February 17-19, 2006 at Georgetown University's Yates Gymnasium. U4 is a three-day 5-on-5 basketball tournament featuring students from MBA programs across the country.

The proceeds of the tournament benefit the Washington D.C. region of Teach For America. Teach For America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools, becoming lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

The tournament is in its 17th year and is the largest and longest running MBA basketball tournament in the nation. Twelve MBA programs participated in last year's U4; the winner was Stanford University. This year's Honorary Co-Chair is Colby King, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Deputy Editor at the Washington Post. The tournament will include teams from such school as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina, Harvard Business School, Cornell University, and University of Virginia.

The Ultimate 4 is funded by corporate sponsors. For more information about sponsoring the event or sending a team to the tournament, contact Eric Saucier (MBA '06) at or Renee Baiorunos (MBA '07) at For more information about Teach For America, please visit

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier, distinguished business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today has approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit