The Foundation Elevates its Game with the 2018 Harlem Wizards Event!

Over 600 attendees watched as the Harlem Wizards played, entertained, and playfully teased the Churchill All-Stars on March 11, 2018. The team of six Wizards: Lamarvon “Showtime” Jackson, KING ARTHUR Lewis Jr., Rob “SMOOTH” Young, T.J. “TOMAHAWK” Stukes, Jordan “HANG-TIME” Hoose, and Jimmy “LIVE ACTION” Bosque enthralled the spectators with their hijinks, hilarity, and hoops!

Because of the successful attendance and the amazing generosity of our business and family sponsors, the Foundation was able to raise over $22K that will go directly to our continued support of “Enhancing the Educational Experience.” These monies have historically funded educational equipment such as Promethean Boards, an Autoclave, and Chromebooks, as well as grants to students and teachers for a variety of educational programs.

The Wizards are a show basketball team delivering wildly successful fundraiser events for schools and nonprofits, and this year their team was challenged by a talented and forceful Churchill All-Star team:

Churchill HS ~

Dr. La Faye Burris, Ms. Jamie Frank, Mr. Christopher Forney, Mr. Isaac McElheny

Students–Bradford Wood and Khadija Sam-Sumana

Cabin John MS ~

Mr. John Taylor

Hoover MS ~

Mr. Josh Smith and Ms. Marie Wilson

Bells Mill ES ~

Ms. Nicole R. Harris and Ms. Jennifer Obendorfer

Beverly Farms ES ~

Mr. John Harris

Potomac ES ~

Mr. Gregg Baron

Seven Locks ES ~

Ms. Hajur El-Haggan, Mr. Jay Mooney, Mr. Darryl Hunter Jr. and Mrs. Saira Mohammad

Wayside ES ~

Ms. Stephanie Cecil, Ms. Katie Ruth, Ms. Leanne Bartholomew and Ms. Lilit Bayburtian

Business Sponsors

Alley Oops level: Geico, HSBC, IPSOS, Lahinch Tavern & Grill

3 Pointer level: Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.C2 EducationJanet Cleaning Services, Inc., Jazmin Cuisine ~ Tex Mex GrillMagnolia Salon & Spa Rockville

Bank Shot level: Mid Atlantic Tennis Academy, Potomac Education Center, Inc., Potomac Pizza, Spectrum Foods, Inc., Total Access Pediatric Urgent Care

Generous Family Sponsors

Wrecking Shop!: Fayad Family, Kupinsky Family, Shergill Family, Young Family

Fillin’ It Up!: Janis Family

Bang!: Atria/Emara Family

Yes, Sir!: Kuo Family, Hannah Wodajo Family, Stanish Family

Donations in kind: Instant Photo Booth, Weinberg Family


In addition to the All Stars, a dedicated group of Volunteers helped organize and facilitate the event, working ticket sales, scanning tickets, checking in the Churchill All-Stars, selling concessions and souvenirs, and checking in the Courtside plus holders. Student volunteers helped by keeping score, selling off the souvenirs cart inside the gym. and schlepping and moving event material with a ready and smiling attitude.

The Foundation would like to thank all who attended, the All-Stars, Business and Family Sponsors, and all the volunteers who helped make the event such a success.