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Fashion Forward Fundraiser

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Editorial Review

"Hoop Dreams" was a powerful documentary, but the D.C. scholarship program of the same name has had an arguably bigger impact. Since 1996, it has paired thousands of public school students with mentors and internships, helped them study for the SATs and awarded more than 1,600 college scholarships. Of course, the program's success depends on volunteers and fundraisers. Tonight at Shadow Room, the Fashion Forward fashion show and party lets professional football players, Redskins cheerleaders and other local celebrities hit the catwalk to raise money for Hoop Dreams scholarships. (If you've ever wanted to see Terrell Suggs model, here's your chance.) Tickets are $50 in advance ($60 at the door) and include two hours of open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres -- including cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes! -- as well as the chance to have your picture taken with Tyra Banks on the red carpet. Okay, it's courtesy of Madam Tussaud's, but your friends don't have to know that.

-- Fritz Hahn (Nov. 17, 2008)