This President’s Day weekend, Yates Field House hosted the Ultimate 4 MBA basketball tournament put on by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business MBA program. The tournament brought together teams from MBA programs across the country for a chance to play to raise money for a local charity. This year the proceeds went to Horton’s Kids, a community-based organization that provides educational and need-based support to children aged K-12 in D.C.’s Ward 8.
This year celebrated the MBA tournament’s 28th anniversary. The universities that came out to represent their MBA programs included:
- Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
- Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
- Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
- University of Maryland – Smith School of Business
- Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business
- University of North Carolina – Kenan–Flagler Business School
- Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
- University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
- University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
- Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School
The “Final Four” featured Duke, Northwestern, Chicago, and Penn. The final game came down to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business against Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with the Kellogg School beating the Fuqua School for the championship.
In recent years the tournament has been played to raise money for youth education programs. Horton’s Kids, the charity supported by this year’s tournament, is a local organization that serves children in Wellington Park in Ward 8, one of Washington D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods. By providing academic support, enrichment, character development, and health and basic needs, Horton’s Kids gives students the tools they need to succeed. Many current Horton’s Kids have improved their reading scores, enrolled in high-performing high schools, or are on track for on-time high school graduation. The high school graduation rate of a Horton’s Kid is nearly twice the neighborhood average. Learn more at www.hortonskids.org.