For Immediate Release
July 19, 2023
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(BPRW) Duffy's Hope Inc. Unveils Star-Studded Lineup for the 19th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game Fundraiser

Location: The Chase Fieldhouse August 5, 2023 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. EDT

(Black PR Wire) Wilmington, DE – The highly anticipated 19th Annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game is set to return to The Chase Fieldhouse on Saturday, August 5, 2023. The event brings together a remarkable lineup of public figures and community leaders, united in their commitment to supporting the local youth. Promising an evening of family fun and entertainment, the game will feature a basketball competition, live music, an engaging emcee, and surprise giveaways for spectators.

As one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Delaware community, the Annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game draws close to 2,500 supporters each year. For over nineteen consecutive years, Duffy's Hope Inc. has been dedicated to creating events that promote peace, non-violence, and positive recreational activities for at-risk youth in the State of Delaware. Their philanthropic work has been instrumental in making a positive impact in the community.

"We look forward to hosting the 19th Annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game, an event that brings joy and inspiration to our local youth," said Allen "Duffy" Samuels, founder of Duffy's Hope Inc. "Through this event, we aim to foster a sense of community, while raising necessary funds for our FREE community programs that support our mission of empowering the next generation."

The evening will kick off with the much-anticipated celebrity basketball game featuring an exciting lineup of celebrities and online creators.

Esteemed talent participating in the game include:

  • Larenz Tate - Actor, Power Book II: Ghost
  • Demetrious ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory - Actor, BMF
  • Angela White (known ‘Blac Chyna’) - Model
  • Bobb’e J- Actor, Wild’n Out
  • Da’Vinchi- Actor, BMF; All American
  • Funny Bull Quill- Online Creator
  • Jimmie Allen - Musician
  • Kash Doll- Actor, BMF
  • Young Dylan- Actor, Nickelodeon

Their presence is expected to add an extra level of excitement and entertainment to the event, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Duffy's Hope Inc.'s initiatives and programs aimed at promoting peace, non-violence, and positive recreational activities for at-risk youth in Delaware.

For more information about the 19th Annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game or Duffy's Hope Inc., please visit

About Duffy's Hope Inc.

Duffy's Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing productive, physical, and educational opportunities for at-risk youth. Through various programs and initiatives, the organization strives to empower and inspire young individuals, preparing them for a successful future. For more information, visit

About Allen “Duffy” Samuels

Allen "Duffy" Samuels, born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, overcame the odds as a high school basketball all-star. After obtaining an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, he earned a Division I Basketball Scholarship at Old Dominion University, where he excelled both academically and athletically, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Counseling. Duffy went on to play professional basketball in Europe and with the Harlem Globetrotters before recognizing the need for positive change in his community. In 1998, he founded Duffy's Hope, Inc., with the goal of empowering youth through mentoring, prevention, and intervention programs, guiding them towards brighter futures.