On Saturday, Duffy’s Hope, a non-profit organization founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels held its 13th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game at the University of Delaware.
Prior to tip-off, fans were able to attend a private celebrity meet and greet with the players and coaches of the game. Some of the celebrities in attendance, included Yazz the Greatest (“EMPIRE”), Diggy Simmons, Sevyn Streeter, Tristan “Mack” Wilds , Jay Ellis (“The Game”), and Trevor Jackson (Disney). After a competitive game, the White team led by Coach Sevyn Streeter took home the win.
The highlight of the evening; however, was the halftime presentation, where the organization presented its first annual Hometown Heroes awards. The award recipients consisted of Delaware natives who have gained tremendous success in their prospective industries. This year’s award recipients 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)
Congratulations to the Hometown Heroes! For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org.
(Photos via Bob Carpenter Center)
SHAMEIK MOORE (ACTOR “DOPE”)
TREVOR JACKSON (DISNEY)
FOUNDER, ALLEN “DUFFY” SAMUELS AND JAY ELLIS (“THE GAME”)
TRISTAN “MACK” WILDS, DIGGY SIMMONS AND BOBBY V