Archive for April, 2015

GoGrady Media Supports Capital Classic Hoops

April 7, 2015

The Capital Classic High School All-Star Game will take place for the 42n consecutive year on April 24, and GoGrady Media, along with the Born Ready Project, will have a presence at the event.

GoGrady Media is offering media consulting services to the event, helping primarily with media outreach. Further, tournament organizers will allow GoGrady Media president Dave Ungrady to sell his book, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias, at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Born Ready Project’s Youth Leadership Fund, which support speeches about life skills to teenagers and young adults in underserved communities.


When the Capital Classic was first staged in 1974, the game featuring Moses Malone attracted some 11,000 spectators at the old Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. At that time, it was one of only two national high school all star games. The other was the Dapper Dan Classic in Pittsburgh. The Capital Classic soon became the preeminent national high school all-star game. Over the years, it has featured such stars at Ralph Sampson, Len Bias, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, and LeBron James.

Over the last decade, the game has changed management and lost some of its prestige. But Bob Geoghan, the event founder, resumed control of the event in 2011 and along with DMV Elite is trying to revive its status as the premier national game for high school basketball stars.

The 2015 game will be played at Catholic University’s DuFour Center.  Click here for more information about tickets, etc.