Members Go to the Hoop in Annual Charity Game

Posted April 5, 2005 at 3:45pm

Tonight, Members on both sides of the aisle will come together as the Hill’s Angels for a charity basketball game against the faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center, the Hoyas Lawyas.

Last year, the Angels upset the Lawyas with a score of 58-46. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) will return as the Angels’ coach, and Rep. Lane Evans (D-Ill.) will again be the team’s manager. Although Evans is a 1978 graduate of the law center, his loyalty now lies with his current position as a Representative.

The Angels’ roster includes Reps. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.), Stephanie Herseth (D-S.D.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Gene Green (D-Texas), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Jones’ son, Mervin.

The Home Court basketball game, in its 18th year, benefits the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Last year, $223,754 was raised to help the legal clinic in its efforts to protect the rights of the homeless and low-income individuals in the District.

This year’s game will be held at Gonzaga College High School, 19 I St. NW. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the teams will tip off at 7:15. Admission is $5 and T-shirts also will be available for $5. All proceeds from the game will benefit the legal clinic.

— Jennifer Lash