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 nativePNB 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.
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.