Hoops and hijinks are coming to Converse County on April 23, 2015 when our very own local challengers, the Purple Pride, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Glenrock Middle School gym.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Glenrock Boys & Girls Club and will be used to support youth development programming.
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
“We have scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors,” said Jacque Stoldt, game organizer. “Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including Grant Elementary Principal Coley Shadrick, CCSD #2 Superintendent Kirk Hughes, GHS Girls Basketball Coach Josie Roberts, GPD Officer Julie Wickett, GHS Principal Chris Gray, plus more.”
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,500 professional comedy basketball games as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise over $9 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarejevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada. Visit www.harlemambassadors.com to learn more about the company’s history and current tour.
“We’re proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and create memories that last a lifetime,” Harlem Ambassadors president Dale Moss said. “Every Harlem Ambassadors game is one-of-a-kind because the Ambassadors play against local competitors. It’s a night filled with laughter, comedy and slam dunks, all to benefit the local community.”
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $7 for adults, and free for children four and under and can be purchased at the Glenrock Boys & Girls Club or by calling (307) 262-1892. A special Family 4-pack is being offered for just $20. The event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: Process Power and Control, Arctic Energy, and Ailport Family Trust.