MBA Students Raise $10,000 For Horton's Kids
February 25, 2011
The 22nd annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament, hosted by MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, assembled 22 teams from colleges and universities across the country in an effort to raise money for a local children’s nonprofit organization.
Held on February 19 and 20, the tournament resulted in bragging rights for one school and a $10,000 donation to Horton’s Kids, which was accepted by Executive Director Brenda Chamberlain.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business team became repeat champs at the conclusion of the tournament, defeating the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business in the final round.
The other two MBA teams earning spots in the U4 Final Four included Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The advancing McDonough team included MBA Evening Program students Keith Boom, Peter Maxwell, Andrew Toussaint, Jeff DeMars, Joseph Marchetti, Jenson Dunn, Thomas “TJ” Lowden, and Tommy Thurman.
Horton’s Kids, Inc. is a Washington, D.C.-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, tutoring, enrichment, advocacy, mentoring, and support programs.
The Georgetown Ultimate 4 Basketball tournament is the largest and longest running MBA basketball tournament in the country.