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Congressman Rush Holt Before Game at Verizon Center


West Windsor, N.J. -- The MCCC men's basketball team, under Head Coach Howard Levy, traveled to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17 to play Frederick (Md.) Community College at the Verizon Center, the city's major venue for indoor professional sports. The game preceded a Georgetown University game, which uses the Verizon Center as its home court.

According to Coach Levy, the game came about through his friendship with Georgetown Coach John Thompson III. (The Vikings also played Frederick CC two years ago at the Verizon Center.)

Levy reports that his players were very excited to play in an NBA arena. They also enjoyed VIP treatment during a tour of the facility with the assistant general manager of the Wizards and had an opportunity to speak with Coach Thompson and his father.

"From my perspective, having prominent people in sports speak to the kids about what it takes to succeed in basketball and in life is a tremendous benefit," Levy said.


N.J. Congressman Rush Holt, center, took a break from his schedule to meet members of the MCCC men's basketball team Dec. 17. MCCC Head Coach Howard Levy is pictured, far back on the right.
Earlier in the day, the team did a little touring around town to give players a taste of government and history, including a visit to the Capitol building arranged through staffers from New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt's office. The tour concluded with a visit to Congressman Holt's office.

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