Members of Congress and the Hoops For Youth Foundation Battle It Out For Local Kids

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Congress returns in September and one of the first orders of business is the 17th Annual Congressional Basketball game, which supports local at-risk kids in our Nation's Capital.

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This event proves Congress can work together when the cause if right." Paul A. Miller, Chairman, Hoops For Youth Foundation

The Hoops for Youth Foundation will host its 17th Annual Congressional Fall Classic on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Congress will challenge K Street lobbyists in this exciting, and competitive, basketball game for annual bragging rights.

The event kicks-off with a coaching clinic for over 100 kids from supported charities. The first game tips-off is at 6:00 pm with congressional staffers looking to keep their winning streak alive. The main event pitting members of Congress v. lobbyists will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. at the George Washington University Smith Center, where the members hope to extend their winning streak. Admission to the event is free and a lot of fun for the entire family!

“This is a great opportunity for members on both sides of the aisle to come together and raise money for very deserving kids,” said Paul Miller, Chairman of the Hoops for Youth Foundation. “I can’t think of a better way to set aside partisan differences than to get out on the court for a good cause, and have a great time in the process. My early prediction is the lobbyists will finally add another win to their column,” Miller added.

All proceeds and donations from the event go to the support, development, and programs of at-risk D.C. youth.

Playing for the members are:
Major Leader Kevin McCarthy        
Majority Whip Steve Scalise
Sen. Jeff Flake                
Sen. John Thune
Rep. John Shimkus                
Rep. Ryan Costello
Rep. John Moolenaar            
Rep. Doug Collins
Rep. David Rouzer                
Rep. Tim Huelskamp
Rep. Curt Clawson                
Rep. Cedric Richmond
Rep. Jeff Denham                
Rep. Brad Wenstrup
Rep. Will Hurd                        
Rep. Cheri Bustos

About Hoops for Youth Foundation

The Hoops for Youth Foundation was created in September 1999 with the mission of creating opportunities for at-risk kids through basketball. Since this time its efforts and programs have grown and are no longer just about basketball, but much more. Its goals are to teach kids that the skills they use on the basketball court can be used in everyday life to help them succeed.

For more information of the Hoops for Youth Foundation and its programs and events go to


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Paul A. Miller
Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC
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