Duffy’s Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game


This year Duffy”s Hope partnered with talent acquisition firm Agency for Artists.

TV personality Ray J, KC Undercover’s Tammy Townsend, actor Christian Keyes, actor Bobb’e J Thompson, rapper Matt Ox, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, and actor Jackie Long

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Actor Bobb’E J. Thompson drives for the ball in the first period of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen “Duffy” Samuels, is a service provider for at-risk and hard to reach youth ages 12-17 with DOCUMENTED  proof of success. Located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware Duffy’s Hope has changed lives for the better for over  4,500 youth.

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Actor Jackie Long (25) advances the ball as Singer and TV personality Ray J (22) defends in the first half of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

Of the 4,500 youth served, 2,500 were participants in Duffy’s direct services programs.  Duffy’s Hope uses a HOLISTIC approach that includes 10 components to not only determine the root causes in the lives of at-risk youth but also address, and more importantly, helps to rectify those issues.

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Performing Artist Matt Ox performs in the mist of half time during The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope programs include the following: One-on-One Mentoring, Parent and Family Participation, School & Home Visits, Life changing “shock therapy, Tutoring, Educational & Enrichment Trips, Guest Speakers, Financial Literacy, Group Discussions and Etiquette Training.

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Christian Keyes and players greet each other after the conclusion of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

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American Grammy Award-winning singer Chrisette Michele, performs at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.


American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele Performs in front of a sold out crowd at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center Friday, June 13, 2014, in Wilmington, DEL.     A Portion of the Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy's Hope Youth Programming.

American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele Performs in front of a sold out crowd at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center Friday, June 13, 2014, in Wilmington, DEL.
A Portion of the Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

 

 

American R&B group Jagged Edge performs at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.


American R&B group Jagged Edge performs at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.

American R&B group Jagged Edge featuring Brian “Brasco” Casey Brandon “Case Dinero” Casey
Kyle “Quick” Norman Richard “Wingo Dollars” Wingo Performs in front of a sold out crowd at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center Friday, June 13, 2014, in Wilmington, DEL. A Portion of the Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

A Portion of the Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

Volunteers fight hunger, poverty, disease in MOT/Smyrna region


Volunteers of the “Sweet Revenge Ladies” group are trying to fight hunger, disease and poverty, one person at a time. The nonprofit group, founded in 1978, this summer got its first headquarters, when it bought the house with plans to give out food and clothes there to help needy residents of Middletown, Odessa, Townsend and Smyrna.

The Ladies of Sweet Revenge Ladies, INC. from Left to Right Denise Wallace, Paula Aiobogun Founder Margaret Guy, Karen Twigg and Sandra Nix...Sweet Revenge Ladies INC. ..Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON