New York Giants linebacker Clint Sintim, a Virginia standout and Sabre.com “Beyond The Lawn” contributor, is supporting a great cause in the Washington D.C. area. Here’s a message from Clint about the Cinderella Ball:
“Please help support a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. The House Inc. is holding its 7th Annual Cinderella Ball for children of all types of disabilities in Washington D.C on the 3rd of June. Every child deserves an opportunity for normalcy and the ball helps provide this. For more information on the cause and how to donate please go to http://www.acinderellaball.com/#/event-info/. Remember every little bit helps!!!!”
Sintim is taking on the title of Prince Charming on Sunday, June 3 to escort his sister Brittany to the Cinderella Ball at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The Cinderella Ball is a prom for students with a disability or lifethreatening illness. Clint’s sister, Brittany, is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neuro-development disorder that leads to impaired language, communication and social skills, affecting 1 in 88 American youth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Ball provides a unique and unduplicated opportunity for Washington D.C.’s Capital Area disabled youth, who are often sidelined in social activities, to attend a prom event like none other, including a private dinner, a concert by Grammy Award-winning duo Mary Mary, and a dance.
“This is an outstanding event with a meaningful message,” Sintim said in a news release. “I’m honored to be able to escort my sister to A Cinderella Ball. This is a night our family won’t soon forget.”
Sintim and his sister will join other students and their families as they walk down the red carpet at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to The Willard InterContinental Hotel, while forty Marines from Quantico Marine Base form the ceremonial sword arch, welcoming guests to the ball. The Walt Disney Company’s Cinderella will be waiting inside to greet each student as they enter the hotel. Once inside, the students
and their families will experience Mary Mary in concert.
To donate to this great cause, click here.
Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
The Afternoon Break features a daily video and today’s video features Mustapha Farrakhan, the former UVa guard that recently was named to the NBA Developmental League All-Rookie Second Team. After all, there’s nothing like a good dunk video to brighten up a rainy Charlottesville day.
- FSU and Big 12 rumors continue to swirl with various Florida State voices speaking out over the past few days, including President Eric J. Barron here. Naturally, the topic is all over the football message board.
- Another thread on the football board is focused on the Hoos. “Who will replace Kris Burd’s production?” is an interesting topic.
- On the basketball side of the ledger, UVa’s opponent in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge is Wisconsin. Talk about that here. There’s also this recruiting thread about Matt Thomas, who is on a visit to UVa.
- On the baseball front, it looks like the VCU game on Tuesday may be cancelled. There’s also this thread giving well-deserved props to Timonium Hoo. Plus, there are threads on attendance and potential ACC Tournament pairings.
- The lacrosse board features threads on face-offs, Matt Lovejoy, and Chris LaPierre.
- Get ready for the Hoos’ next men’s tennis opponent, the Cal Bears, here.
This portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet comes from @AC2Real. Anthony Cooper is a 2012 football recruit that signed with the Hoos in February. Cooper finished 2011 with 47 receptions for 1,014 yards and 11 touchdowns for Bayside High School.
@AC2Real I promise yall #UVA will be a top team years to come !!!!!!!!