Basketball has been an integral part of my life since I was five years old. I played for my school’s team every year through high school and every summer in competitive leagues. Through basketball, I’ve met and formed relationships with people from all over the country.
As President of the Carey Basketball Club at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, my mission is to foster a network of young professionals through competition and teamwork. The Club’s main activities are pick-up basketball games, which have been extremely successful in building camaraderie between Global MBA, Marketing, and Health Care Management students.
The Club’s most anticipated basketball event occurred on February 18 in Washington D.C.—the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business 28th Annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament at the University’s Yates Field House. The tournament is the nation’s oldest and largest MBA tournament, raising $150,000 for education-based nonprofits over the past 25 years. The Carey Basketball Club has participated in the tournament for the past several years, and this year, the Club helped the tournament raise over $7,000 for the Horton’s Kids Foundation.
The tournament included top business schools from around the country, including Harvard Business School, McDonough School of Business (Georgetown), Columbia Business School, Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Booth (University of Chicago), Fuqua (Duke), Tepper (Carnegie Mellon), Kenan-Flagler (North Carolina) and Kellogg (Northwestern). Eleven Carey Global MBA and Health Care Management students participated in the tournament, and we played against teams from Harvard, Booth, and Kellogg. It was a great experience to compete against and to meet graduate students from other top business schools.
On behalf of the Carey Basketball Club, I would like to thank Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for hosting the event, Carey Business School for the generous donation to the Horton’s Kids Foundation, and to the members of the Club for a great day of competition and teamwork.