The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Scott County for a game at Scott High on February 1, at 7 p.m.
The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever they play.
“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.”
The Ambassadors set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local not-for-profit and service organizations and holding Harlem Ambassadors shows as community fundraising events. For the event, the Ambassadors have partnered with the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands to help raise funds for the center’s services.
Local personalities participating in this unique basketball game are: John Beaty, Lori Phillips-Jones, Stan Pennington, Diane Smith, Patrick Sexton, Trey Shoemaker, Tommy Bell, Mark Roark, Kevin Byrd, Charles (Wompie) Sexton, Nancy Smith, Derek Keeton, Willie Boyatt, Jim Johnson, Brandon Ryon, Rick Harper, Bill Hall, Annette Hill, and Amber Brown.
Celebrity coaches will be Dr. David Sexton, Dr. Jerry Punch and former Oneida girls basketball standout Kerry Boyatt.
Also participating in the game will be honorary basketball players to be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the game are available at First National Bank and First Trust and Savings Bank at all locations. First National Bank and First Trust and Savings Bank are EVENT sponsors for this unique basketball game.
Any business or persons wanting to help sponsor this event, contact Mary Fields at 569-5913 or Debbie White at the Children’s Center, 569-8900.