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LeToya Luckett, Rotimi, Lance Gross & More Attend the 14th Annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game

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This past Saturday, August 6th Delaware-based non-profit Duffy’s Hope, founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, presented its 14th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. Fans and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening of friendly competition between celebrities, local community leaders and former basketball players. Celebrities players and honorary coaches were Atlantic Music singer/songwriter and Philadelphia native PNB Rock, actress and recording artist LeToya Luckett, award-winning actor Lance Gross, television personality Tami Roman, her daughter and recording artist Jazz Anderson, actor of hit show “Power” and recording artist Rotimi, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, award-winning teen sports star Mo’Ne Davis, media personality Quincy “Q Deezy” Harris, actor Wesley Jonathan, actor on hit Disney Channel show “KC Undercover” Kamil McFadden and WNBA Chicago Sky Forward Tamera Young.

Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy's Hope Youth Programming.
Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

Prior to tip-off, VIP ticket holders were able to experience a private celebrity meet and greet receiving autographed paraphernalia and exclusive selfies with the celebrity guests. Throughout the game local dance troupes performed center court, Jazz Anderson performed for the crowd, PNB Rock addressed guests exciting to see him in attendance and host Fred Green entertained the crowd. One of the main highlights of halftime specifically was the presentation of the annual Duffy’s Hope Hometown Heroes. These select group of individuals were born in Delaware and have amassed success in their respective fields. This year’s Hometown Heroes were: Real Estate Entrepreneur DJ Wootson, Army Veteran Arlinda Adderly, Style Consultant and Business Owner Michael Hill and Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter and Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Justice Ashley Biden.

After a competitive game the Gold team, led by Coach Lance Gross took home the 2016 win by two points!

Sponsors of the event included the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), DoubleTree Hotel, Moneyball Sportswear, Villa, United Way, Wilmington College and videography team SkyVents, LLC/Vivid Marketing Group.

For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org and get connected on Facebook “Duffy’s Hope” and Instagram at @DuffysHope.

Photo Credit: Saquan Stimpson/ZumaPress and Strictly GP

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Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Diggy Simmons, Sevyn Streeter & more Attend Non-Profit Duffy’s Hope 13th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game

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This past Saturday, August 1st Delaware-based non-profit Duffy’s Hope, founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, presented its 13th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware.

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Fans and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening of friendly competition between celebrities, local community leaders and former basketball players. Celebrities players and honorary were Yazz the Greatest (of hit TV show “EMPIRE”), Diggy Simmons (Recording Artist), Sevyn Streeter (Recording Artist), Tristan “Mack” Wilds (Recording Artist, former star of “The Wire” and “90210”), Jay Ellis (of TV show “The Game”), Bobby V (Recording Artist), Trevor Jackson (Recording Artist, Disney Actor), Kap G and Shameik Moore (Recording Artists, Actors in movie “DOPE”), Kamil McFadden, Trinitee Stokes and Veronica Dunne (of Disney show “KC Undercover”).

Prior to tip-off, VIP ticket holders were able to experience a private celebrity meet and greet receiving autographed paraphernalia and exclusive selfies with the celebrity guests. During halftime local dance troupes performed center court, entertaining the crowd while players were able to rest from an intense first-half. One of the main highlights of the halftime was the presentation of awards to the first annual Duffy’s Hope Hometown Heroes.

These select group of individuals were born in Delaware and have amassed success in their respective fields. This year’s Hometown Heroes were: Jaunice Sills (Director at REVOLT), Heather Lowery (Founder of Agency for Artists), LaQuan Smith (Celebrity Fashion Designer), Stephen Rider (Actor, “The Butler”), Maria Chacon (Corporate Brand and Sr. Marketing Manager at The Chemours Company), Dr. Jason Lowery (Bio-Chemist), Dr. Ellen Pritchett (Dermatologist) and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones (State Farm Owner). After a competitive game, the White team led by Coach Sevyn Streeter took home the 2015 win.

Sponsors of the event included the Delaware Prevention Coalition, Hilton Hotel (Wilmington/Christiana), Wilmington University, City of Wilmington – Mayor Dennis P. Williams, Reebok, Moneyball Sportswear, Pepsi Bottling Company, Wawa and New Castle County Executive – Thomas P. Gordon.

For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org and join the conversation on Facebook Duffy‘s Hope” and Instagram at @DuffysHope

PHOTO CREDIT: NewsJournal/Saquan Stimpson, Color of Life Photography/Andre’ Wright JR, Instagram, NewsJournal/Andre Smith, Gary Johnson & NAZCA/Ed Grobes

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