Entertainment & Sports Arena to host the capital region’s best high school basketball players facing off against the nation on Saturday, April 13, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC – Hoop Culture and Events DC announced today, the nation’s first high school basketball All-American game, the Hoop Culture Capital Classic presented by Events DC, is returning to Washington, DC on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Entertainment & Sports Arena. Since 1973, “The Game That Started It All,” the Hoop Culture Capital Classic presented by Events DC has featured the top high school basketball talent from the capital region (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) versus student-athletes
from across the United States. The game has become a steppingstone for many collegiate All-Americans, NBA All-Stars and Basketball Hall of Fame recipients.
“We are very pleased to partner with Events DC again to bring the top high school basketball talent from around the country together at the Hoop Culture Capital Classic in Washington, DC at the Entertainment
& Sports Arena,” said Thomas Doyle, CEO of The Capital Classic. “We are also excited to announce that Dennis “3D” Scott, 1987 Capital Team Alum and NBA great will be coaching the United States All-Stars.
“I am truly honored to coach the United States team in 2024. Coming back to the DMV almost 40 years since I played in the Capital Classic is beyond words,” said Dennis Scott.
Ricky Goings, COO of the Capital Classic said, “we will also be naming the Hoop Culture Capital Classic & Events DC DMV player of the week throughout the 2023-24 high school basketball season.”
“Events DC’s mission is to generate economic impact and community benefits to our city and our community. We love to support our talented young athletes at the Hoop Culture Capital Classic at the
Entertainment & Sports Arena,” said Events DC President and CEO Angie M. Gates. “This is the Sports Capital. This high-level game is key in preparing all the players for the next stage in their careers.”
The Hoop Culture Capital Classic presented by Events DC is a living legacy sports event —a virtual who’s who of basketball—and the players named for both Capital and U.S. teams over the years are among a pantheon of all-time greats. Throughout the years, the game has showcased notable NBA icons including Moses, Magic, Dominique, Michael, Patrick, Grant, LeBron, CP3, Carmelo and Klay.
Opened in 2018, Entertainment & Sports Arena has added the Hoop Culture Capital Classic presented by Events DC to an already robust basketball legacy, serving as the home court for the WNBA Washington Mystics, NBA G-League Capital City Go-Go, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) basketball tournament as well as regularly hosting USA Basketball men’s and women’s FIBA AmeriCup and FIBA World Cup qualifying games.
Tickets will be available soon. Sign up here to pre-register: www.eventsdc.com/thecapitalclassic
About Hoop Culture
THE ORIGINAL. Hoop Culture is the premier, one-stop store for purchasing unique basketball accessories; the forerunner of independent street and lifestyle apparel, setting trends with each and every new arrival. FROM THE BOTTOM UP. Back when it was still just textbook definition, we were first
to bring you what it means to be unequivocally part of the Culture. Ten plus years later, and not only have we changed the apparel game, but we may also have reinvented the wheel, somehow. Pioneering the many tags that resonate now with your generation: Eat Sleep Ball, Hoop Vibes, This Game Is My Life, Basketball Above All, Ice in My Veins, and plenty more. What started out, back in 2009, with one kid’s ambition, dream, and a single slogan on a graphic t-shirt reading “This Game Is My Life,” grew into a
global movement thanks to the millions of supporters who’ve seen us grow on every mainstream social platform. Hoop Culture is fitted: Basketball Made. Player’s welcome.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s
hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic impact and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKFields.com .
Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and
Entertainment & Sports Arena all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for live and on-demand event programming on GATHER by Events DC at www.gatherbyeventsdc.com .
Craig Chester, Events DC