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Charity Basketball Event Featuring the Harlem Wizards
March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $12
A special charity basketball event will be held at Jefferson High School in Jefferson County, WV, the evening of Tuesday, March 19.
The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the School’s gymnasium.
It will feature the Harlem Wizards, a New York-based barnstorming basketball team, similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, that specializes in performing at community fundraising events around the country. The team has been touring in this way and raising millions of dollars for local charities for more than 50 years.
The team’s performances are family-friendly events aimed at preschool, elementary and middle school kids and their parents.
The Wizards describe themselves as “a Broadway show on a basketball court.” Their performances feature a group of highly talented Wizards players who demonstrate their skills with dunk and slam routines and tricks choreographed to a rocking musical background. There is also lots of comedy, and lots of audience participation.
At Jefferson High School, a highlight of the evening will be a game between the Wizards and a team of teachers from Jefferson County elementary and middle schools who are being recruited especially for this occasion.
Kids who purchase Wizards jerseys can warm up with the Wizards during a pre-event period that begins at 6:00 p.m. The team also randomly picks kids in the audience to participate in their halftime show, and everyone is invited to dance with the team on the basketball court at the end. Afterwards, there is a postgame autograph session.
The event is being organized by the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown WV. Community sponsors include Jefferson Security Bank; the Bavarian Inn; the Spirit of Jefferson newspaper; Insurance Outfitters® of Shepherdstown; Smallwood & Small Insurance; Dandridge Realty Group of Charles Town; and Jefferson Distributing Company.
Proceeds will benefit the Rotary student organizations at Jefferson High School and Shepherd University, as well as Jefferson High School itself and all the county’s elementary and middle schools.
Basic advance tickets will be $10 each for students and senior citizens, and $12 for adults. They can be purchased online through the Wizards website at www.harlemwizards.com (click on “Schedule and Tickets”), or locally at the Insurance Outfitters office in Shepherdstown (7866 Martinsburg Pike, or call or text 304-876-0822) or the Dandridge Realty Group in Charles Town (113 West Washington Street, or call 304-885-7645). Advance preferred seating is also offered. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $12 for students and senior citizens, and $15 for adults.
For more information about the event, contact Shepherdstown Rotary Club member Terry Anderson at [email protected] or 910-320-3262.
For more information about the Harlem Wizards, go to their website mentioned above.