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PRESS ROOM: SportsMom Foundation, Sidwell Friends School Hosts 3rd Annual Capital Invitational Girls Basketball Showcase

NNPA NEWSWIRE — This year’s invitational is sponsored by Events DC, FedEx, Sidwell Friends School, and more than 50 SportsMom Foundation individual donors. All funds raised from the showcase will go to support SMF and student-athletes.

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Washington, DC – The SportsMom Foundation (SMF), a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to helping girl student-athletes achieve their goals, announced today the 3rd Annual Capital Invitational Basketball Showcase. The invitation-only showcase will feature 16 teams from across the United States and Canada and will take place on December 7, 2023, at Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016—game times: 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:30 pm.

“For decades, the DMV has been recognized as the mecca for some of the most talented and competitive girls high school basketball players in the country,” said SMF founder and board chair Stacey D. Stewart. “With the help of our corporate, government, and community sponsors, we are excited to elevate and feature premier players and teams in the DMV and others who have earned national acclaim and top ranking from ESPN and similar media outlets.”

This year’s invitational is sponsored by Events DC, FedEx, Sidwell Friends School, and more than 50 SportsMom Foundation individual donors. All funds raised from the showcase will go to support SMF and student-athletes. To learn more about the SportsMom Foundation and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.sportsmom.org.

A sample of the teams participating in the showcase include Bishop Ireton (VA), Bishop McNamara (MD), Elizabeth Seton (MD), Georgetown Visitation (DC), Maret (DC), Paul VI (VA), St. John’s College High School (DC), and The Potomac School (VA), Camas (WA), Duncanville (TX), Fort Irie International Academy (CAN), Grace Christian (NC), Long Island Lutheran (NY), South Shore (NY), Westtown School (PA), and Winston Salem Christian (NC).

Key Players to Watch:

Class of 2024

  • Sarah Strong (Grace Christian) – espnW #1 Rated Player
  • Kateryna Koval (Long Island Lutheran) – espnW # 5 Rated Player
  • Syla Swords (Long Island Lutheran) – espnW #11 Rated Player
  • Madisen McDaniel (Bishop McNamara) – espnW #12 Rated Player
  • Kayleigh Heckel (Long Island Lutheran) – espnW #28 Rated Player
  • Ka’Shya Hawkins (Long Island Lutheran) – espnW #72 Rated Player
  • Toby Nweke (Georgetown Visitation) – espnW #75 Rated Player
  • Zahra King (Westtown School) – espnW #76 Rated Player
  • Laura Williams (Paul VI) – espnW #89 Rated Player
  • Ariel Little (South Shore) – espnW #100 Rated Player

Class of 2025

  • Nyla Brooks (Bishop Ireton) – espnW #16 Rated Player
  • Zhen Craft (Bishop McNamara) – espnW #28

Class of 2026

  • Savvy Swords (Long Island Lutheran) – espnW #13 Rated Player

Class of 2027 Projected Watch List

  • Jessie Moses (Westtown School)
  • Jordyn Palmer (Westtown School)
  • Qandace Samuels (Bishop McNamara)

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