MBA Students Raise $11,000 for Teach for America

March 01, 2010 U4 Basketball

MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business raised approximately $11,000 for Teach for America through the 2010 Ultimate 4 Basketball tournament, setting a fund-raising record for the event and topping last year’s total of $8,500.

Now in its 21st year, Ultimate 4 is the largest and longest-running MBA basketball tournament in the country. The two-day event was held February 13-14 and included 24 teams from 17 schools. Chicago – Booth won the tournament, with the Georgetown MBA Evening Program team finishing in the top six.

Entirely student-run, the tournament was organized by MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and is hosted at Georgetown every year. Brett Kornblatt and Ron Margalit served as this year’s co-presidents of U4.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Washington, D.C., chapter of Teach for America. Ultimate 4 supports the organization by providing assistance to local teachers and working with their students through athletic and classroom activities. Teach for America strives to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation’s most promising future leaders in their effort.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.u4.gumbaclub.org.