Hollywood on the Potomac
"I’m wearing Ruthie Davis shoes,” said guest Harriet Fowler – one out of 400 attending the SneakerBall XI at The National Building Museum. “They’re phenomenal. She’s actually my mom’s cousin. They’re very high, very comfortable and perfect. I had to wear them!”
SneakerBall is the only black tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington, DC region, “organized to recognize and benefit the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Sports Alliance that uses the philanthropic generosity of individual and corporate donors to make strategic investments in emerging non-profits that use sports to enhance children’s lives,” according to their mission statement.
This year the honorees were Sheila Johnson with the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Community Impact Award; Washington Redskin London Fletcher into the Hall of Champions and Katie Ledecky with the DC Sportsperson of the Year Award.
“This is truly an honor,” said Johnson. “As I look around the room, I can’t help but notice what remarkable accomplishments this event has achieved. On behalf of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, I am humbled and thankful for this recognition, especially since named after a local hero – Joe Robert.”
Pass the PhD: It’s more likely that this year’s Miss America contestants will receive a PhD than a modeling contract.
Such is the case of Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, a finalist in the S.T.E.M. competition. She’s in with the Alpha crowd at Harvard Dental School specializing in endodontics. …. both a scholarly accomplishment and an economic burden.
Hollywood on the Potomac sat down with Lauren at a reception in Washington, D.C. where we discussed the ‘student loan’ problem, a huge political issue currently being debated among lawmakers. “The total outstanding student loan balance is $1.08 trillion,” according to FORBES. We both agreed that it wasn’t fair. If we want an educated society, students shouldn’t have to mortgage their lives.
The Miss America Organization re-announced the STEM scholarship finalists. “These scholarships will allow women to pursue numerous careers in the sciences and mathematics, fields that continue to grow exponentially as we enter into a new age of technology and medicine. The lives of women who wish to pursue careers in STEM subjects will significantly change as they engage in dynamic careers where women can thrive and grow as humans, learners, and teachers for future generations to come.”
“Imitation is the greatest form of flattery,” Charles Caleb Colton. Thank you Hollywood. From VEEP to SCANDAL to HOUSE OF CARDS, we’ve got you covered. You’re welcome Hollywood.
The EMMYS 2014 celebrated it’s fascination with Washington, D.C. by doling out winning roles and series to the actor and actresses that frequent the nation’s Capital. We pulled up some of those clips with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn and former EMMY winners Kevin Spacey and House of Cards. Hollywood on the Potomac was on the scene.