Hoops for Youth
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About the Founders

Hon. Jack Quinn

Jack Quinn recently left Washington, DC to head home to become the new President of Erie Community College. Prior to this appointment Quinn served as a Congressman for the 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-2004.

As a former teacher Quinn had a special place in his heart for the kids of DC. Jack Quinn was instrumental in building the Hoops for Hope event from the beginning. It is because of the help and support Jack put into this event that we have been able to help so many deserving kids. It's only fitting that Jack would leave Congress and head back to the world of teaching and students.


Hon. Kenny Hulshof

Elected to Congress in 1996, Kenny Hulshof served six terms in the U.S. House of Representative before retiring in 2008. A native of Bertrand, Missouri, Hulshof is married to Renee (Howell) Hulshof, of Hannibal, Missouri, and a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. Residents of Columbia, Missouri, the Hulshofs' have two daughters, Casey Elizabeth Hulshof, born Oct. 30, 1999, and Hanna McKinley, born December 7, 2002.

Kenny Hulshof has been an instrumental figure in the success of the Hoops for Hope event each year. not only one of the top players to play in the event, Kenny has truly worked hard to make the lives of these kids a little brighter.


Paul Miller

Paul was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. He received a BS in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Currently, Paul has his own lobbying firm Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC. In addition to his work for his firm, Paul was elected as the youngest President of the American League of Lobbyists, the national association representing the lobbying profession.

Basketball is a passion for Paul. In addition to his work with Hoops for Hope, he coaches youth basketball at St. Timothy's in Chantilly.

He is married to his wife Amy and they have two daughters Taylor and Alexis.



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