Duffy's Hope 15th Annual Celeb Basketball Game

Jackie Long and Ray J fighting for the tip off at the start of the game.

Jackie Long and Ray J fighting for the tip off at the start of the game.

Last weekend non-profit community organization Duffy's Hope held its annual basketball game at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware's campus. The day began with their annual Teen Summit hosted by radio DJ and media personality Angela Yee. Teens ages 13 - 18 alongside their families enjoyed open discussion on current peer pressure issues, participated is some dope interactive workshops reflecting on the real life circumstances of prescriptions drug use, dating, under age drinking and even finance. You have to love the full commitment by Duffy's Hope to deliver the most proactive resources and this amazing one day event that propels the youth in the direction of purpose driven success.

Supporters and fans had a blast watching the hilarious friendly competition between former basketball players, community leaders, and celebs. VIP guests enjoyed an exclusive and private celeb meet and greet which included autographed paraphernalia and selfies of course. The turn-up was major as local dance troupes heated up the court with their exciting half-time performances. 

Half-time Performance!!! 

Half-time Performance!!! 

Actors Christian Keyes, Bobb'e Thompson, Jackie Long and Ray J kept the funny going on the court as they battled back and forth to see who still had those high school hops and those agile teenage skills.

Founder and fellow basketball enthusiast Duffy Samuels has gone above and beyond with his dedication to the community combining his passion and love of the game for basketball with community outreach for Delaware youth with a group of fearless volunteers. Duffy's Hope was founded in 1988 by Allen "Duffy" Samuels with the purpose of providing accessible resources for at-risk youth ages 12 - 17. The organization has successfully impacted the lives of over 4500 teens within the last 18 years of their existence amongst the Delaware community. The Duffy's Hope annual games serves as the ultimate community gathering and celebration to generate revenue to support their various programs throughout the year. But this has to be some of the best work and play youth prevention programs we have seen yet on "Inside the Cool".

 

Check out the fun highlights from the basketball game below...Stay tuned for the "Inside the Cool" video to be released this week!!!