Horton’s Kids Holds Court (And Gets One) at House of Sweden Event

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Tucker Carlson and Jake Tapper

Horton’s Kids, a local nonprofit that provides education and enrichment programs to youth in Ward 8, is set to celebrate its Silver Anniversary this February, but jump started the jubilation Wednesday night by hosting a “Give Thanks and Give Back” event at House of Sweden in Georgetown.  The festive gathering was emceed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper and was as much a good-time get-together as a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts.IMG_4241

“As a former volunteer with Horton’s Kids… I have seen firsthand the rewards, both for the children and for the volunteers, this program provides,” Tapper shared.

Guests also heard from former Ward 8 resident and Horton’s Kids alum Nathan Woods, who declared the program has been and continues to be an integral part of his success.  “Horton’s Kids has changed my life,” said Woods.  “It has opened the door for so many opportunities that IMG_3829have led me here today.”

As all attendees were having a ball, the organization excitedly shared some baller news of its own.  The non-profit just broke ground on a new outdoor basketball court for Ward 8 neighborhood served by its programs. The court, which is expected to be completed in December, is being built in partnership with Monumental Sports Entertainment (owner of the Washington Wizards, Mystics, and Capitals) and Hoops for Youth, a non-profit organization that supports at-risk kids.

*Photos courtesy Jon Alexander

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