Our Beneficiary for 2018:

The Grassroot Project

The Grassroot Project (TGP) is the main initiative of : Athletes United for Social Justice: Using Sports to Change the World. 

TGP uses the power of sports and the platform of athlete role models to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth to live healthy lives.  TGP aims to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC by educating at-risk youth about the virus, prevention of its spread, stigma and general sexual health.  They will reach 900 students with their programs during the current school year.  Their curriculum utilizes NCAA Division I varsity athletes encompassing athletes from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and the University of Maryland. 

For more information, please visit the TGP website: grassrootproject.org

Past Beneficiaries:

1956    Meet the Beep    American Cancer Society
1957    Slice of Life American    Cancer Society
1958    Leave Out the Olive    American Cancer Society
1959    Around in Circles    Washington Multiple Sclerosis Association
1960    Count Me In DC    Society for Crippled Children
1961    On the Rocks    Children’s Hospital
1962    Please Stand By    Children’s Hospital
1963    On the House    Children’s Hearing & Speech
1964    A Dash of Cinema    Hillcrest Children’s Center
1965    Star Spangled Banter    Children’s Hospital
1966    Caught in the Act    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
1967    Equal Time    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
1968    Just the Ticket    Washington Heart Association
1969    Open Season    DC Institute of Mental Hygiene
1970    Over the Edge    Children’s Hospital
1971    Left Right in the Middle    Children’s Hospital
1972    Hexagon ’72    American Cancer Society
1973    Hexapoppin’    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1974    No Holds Barred    American Foundation for Autistic Children
1975    Mirth of a Nation    DC Kiwanis Crippled Children’s Clinic
1976    Barbs & Snipes Forever     Second Genesis
1977    Jest a Minute    Florence Crittenton Home
1978    Off the Record     Big Sisters of the Washington Metropolitan Area
1979    Prime Rib     Capital Children’s Museum
1980    Tongue in Cheek    Second Genesis
1981    Civil Circus    Kiwanis Children’s Orthopedic Clinic
1982    White Tie & Tales    The Lab School of the Kingsbury Center
1983    Fair Game    The Washington Humane Society
1984    Capitol Follies    S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat)
1985    Thirty Proof    Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1986    Roast of the Town    The Hospital for Sick Children
1987    Just Desserts    The Higher Achievement Program
1988    Party Ties & Platform Heels    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
1989    Hexagon: We Spoof to Conquer    The House of Ruth
1990    90 Years of Vision and 35 Years    Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind of Hindsight
1991    Read My Quips    Martha’s Table
1992    Capitol Offenses    St. John’s Child Development Center
1993    A Play on Both Your Houses    Sasha Bruce Youthwork
1994    Sarcastic Park    Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic
1995    Hexagon at 40: Faze the Nation    Capital Area Community Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen
1996    Election Jeer!    DC Habitat for Humanity
1997    Oaf of Office    Community Family Life Services
1998    Of Thee We Zing!    Community Family Life Services
1999    20,000 Leaks Under DC    Greater DC Cares
2000   Hexagon 2000    Turning the Page
2001    A Stateless Odd     DC Food & Friends
2002    It’s a Grand Old Gag    The Hospices of the National Capital Region and Hospice Caring, Inc.
2003    Rhyme and Punishment    DC Habitat for Humanity
2004    Wee Puns of Mass Distraction    Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, Washington DC
2005    Hexagon at 50: Friends of Hexagon With Levity and Jesting for All
2006    You Only Run Twice    Capital Hospice and Hospice Caring, Inc.
2007    Strike While the Irony’s Hot    Ronald McDonald House Charities
2008    Stars & Gripes Forever    The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
2009    What So Proudly We Bailed    Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC
2010    Dancing With the Czars    Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC
2011     A 21-Pun Salute!    Wounded Warrior Project
2012    I Get No Kick from Campaign!     Hospice Caring, Inc.
2013    A Raucous Caucus    ALS Association: DC/MD/VA Chapter
2014    Midterm Madness!    Sarah’s Circle
2015    The Spoof, the Whole Spoof, and Nothing but the Spoof!   The D.C. Employment Justice Center
2016    Red, White, and Voters’ Blues     Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
2017    Let Freedom Zing!     ArtStream

If your organization would like to apply to be a Hexagon beneficiary, please contact charityvp@hexagon.org.