Obama Will Attend Duke-Georgetown Game

The Hill is reporting today that President Obama will attend tomorrow's 1 p.m. matchup between Duke and Georgetown at the Verizon Center.

The president's appearance is in support of a fundraiser aiming to support Darfur:

Saturday's game at the MCI Center will raise money for educational programs in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan, and other special guests include NBA star Tracy McGrady, Alexander Aleinikoff, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, and John Prendergast, Co-founder of Enough, the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity at the Center for American Progress.

Georgetown released a fan advisory today asking fans to show up 45 minutes early to the game: "As this event is sold out, and due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena."

Whether or not the president will be rooting for the Blue Devils or the local Hoyas remains unclear. Last year, Obama picked rival North Carolina to win the NCAA Championship, but former Duke forward Reggie Love is the president's personal aide and—in addition to being a close confidant of the president—plays pickup with his boss.


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