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Slam Dunks, No-Look Passes, and Hunger: The Washington Mystics Award Bread for the World

120709-racinemysticsOn the hard wood of the basketball court, in the midst of team huddles, layups, and bounce passes, one would not expect to find champions of hunger, but that was the case during last Friday's game between the San Antonio Silver Stars and the Mystics − Washington, DC’s Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise team.

On July 6, during half-time, Bread for the World took center court to receive the Mystic’s Capitol One Community Champion award. During every home game this season the team recognizes a group or individual who is making a difference in the community as part of their “Investing for Good” philosophy.

Previous "Community Champions" include Horton’s Kids, an organization that provides youth literacy services and emergency food assistance for local families in need;  Back on my Feet, a nonprofit that assists the homeless and other underserved populations through running activities; and Young Women’s Project, a multicultural group that teaches teens and young women how to become strong leaders in their communities.

Although the Mystics didn’t get the “W” in Friday’s game against the San Antonio Silver Stars, the team led in assists in the fight against hunger.

Racine-tucker-hamiltonRacine Tucker-Hamilton is media relations manager at Bread for the World.


Photo caption: Racine Tucker-Hamilton receives the Capitol One Community Champion Award at the Washington Mystics game in Washington, DC on July 6, 2012. Photo by Scott Bleggi.


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