Nation’s prominent high school basketball All-American game celebrates 50 years in Washington, D.C., with a new mixed-gender format
BETHESDA, MD (6 February 2023) – XML Financial Group (XML), an independent wealth and investment management firm with offices in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Colorado, today announced it will be the official wealth management sponsor of this year’s Hoop Culture Capital Classic, which will be played April 29 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Hoop Culture Capital Classic – the nation’s first high school basketball All-American game – annually features the top 10 high school basketball players in the capital region (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) versus top student-athletes assembled from across the country. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Capital Classic has become a major spotlight game for many elite basketball players, including NBA All-Stars and Hall of Famers such as LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Moses Malone.
This year’s game will be the first in three years due to COVID-19 disruptions of in-person activities. It will also mark the first time that both rosters are comprised of mixed-gender lineups, with the teams each bringing eight high school men and two women.
“We are excited to support the Capital Classic and usher in a new era for the game that started it all,” said Brett Bernstein, CEO and Co-Founder of XML. “Navigating financial responsibilities as an elite college and future professional athlete is challenging. We want to be the wealth management resource to help guide these talented individuals as they approach next-level financial opportunities.”
Presented by Events DC, this year’s game will pay tribute to founder Robert “Bob” Geoghan, who achieved great things for basketball in the local community. Geoghan, who also established the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic, passed away in February 2022.
For more information about the game, visit thecapitalclassic.com.
About XML Financial Group
XML Financial Group ("XML") is an independent wealth and investment management firm headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. XML offers wealth and investment management services to high-net-worth individuals, businesses and families across the country. For more information about XML, please visit www.xmlfg.com.
About Capital Classic
The Capital Classic is the nation’s most legendary high school basketball All-American game. For 50 years, the game has been a beacon in the Washington, D.C., community, showcasing some of the nation’s top high school basketball talent. The game has become a stepping stone for many college all-stars, NBA all-stars and Hall of Fame recipients. For more information, please visit thecapitalclassic.com.
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
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