Mount St. Mary's men's basketball coach Robert Burke was one of the coaches in the Congressional Charity All-Star Classic sponsored by the Hoops for Youth Foundation this past Monday.
Burke coached the team comprised by members of Congress while George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan coached a team comprised of lobbyists. The game was played at the Smith Center at George Washington University.
Members of coach Burke's team included Rep. John Shimkus, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. John Thune, Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Jeff Flake, Rep. Steve Scalise, Rep. Ben Quayle, Rep. Jeff Denham, Rep. Pete Olson, Rep. Laura Richardson, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Rep. Ron Kind, Rep. Ben Lujan, Rep. Chris Gibson and Rep. Robert Dold.
Hoops For Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports at-risk kids in our communities. The Foundation provides the most basic tools that young people need to help them play team sports and face the many challenges of growing up in communities plagued by poverty and crime. The Foundation offers kids, who may not get the love and support they need at home, an opportunity to grow and develop in a safe environment.
All proceeds from the game went to support Horton's Kids, Cornerstone School of Washington, DC, Washington Jesuit Academy, and St. Anthony's.