Hoops for Horton's Kids, Feb. 17-19

February 13, 2012

MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host the 23nd annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament on February 17-19 to benefit local charity Horton’s Kids. A representative from Horton’s Kids, along with children from Washington D.C.’s Ward 8, will accept the donation from the students on Sunday, February 19.

Horton’s Kids provides mentoring, tutoring, enrichment, and support to children and their families from the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks neighborhoods in Anacostia. Parties interested in contributing to fundraising efforts can contact Michael Biscardi at mfb48@mail.msb.edu.
 
Media who wish to attend any of the games or the check presentation ceremony should contact Kat Song, acting director of media relations at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, at (202) 687-4080 or kys2@georgetown.edu.
 
As the largest and longest running MBA basketball tournament in the country, 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 20 teams from American University, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, New York University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Rochester.
 
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 Washington, DC-based 501(c)(3) organization that serves more than 150 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 more than 500 dedicated volunteers, many of whom work on Capitol Hill. The cornerstone of Horton’s Kids is the weeknight tutoring and mentoring program in the Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Department of Education. Other programming includes weekly educational outings, health and basic needs support, summer literacy activities, and emergency food and clothing. More information is available at www.hortonskids.org.