Hoops and hijinks are coming to Fairmont on November 6, 2016 when local challengers – the Live United Local Hotshots – take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. at Fairmont State University’s Feaster Center.
Event proceeds will benefit The United Way of Marion County to raise money for their overall fundraising goal for the year of $440,000.
If you like basketball … or if you just want to spend an evening being entertained, this United Way of Marion County event is something you’ll want to mark on your calendars!
The Harlem Ambassadors are not affiliated with the Globetrotters, but put on a great show. As members of the group try out for this “team”, they must not only demonstrate ball handling skills but also know how to dance around the floor and “entertain”! There is a lot of choreography involved, and they may do a few things that in a serious game would be considered a violation! However, it is all in good fun and for good causes.
The Harlem Ambassadors travel throughout the United States, often visiting schools and visiting with students prior to scheduled events where they slam-dunk for non-profit organizations.
“We have scoured the region for skilled (and sometimes unskilled) players to take on the powerful Ambassadors,” said Nicky Osbourne of the United Way of Marion County. “What our team lacks in skill, they make up for in heart. Buy your tickets today and you’ll be able to witness how our enthusiastic local talent stacks up against the Ambassadors. It’s going to be a matchup we won’t soon forget.”
The Live United Local Hotshots include George Levitsky, Josh Yeager, Dr. Johnny Moore, Joe Woods, Steve Leach and many more.
The Harlem Ambassadors’ show features high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy, music, dancing, games with kids in the audience, and free autographs after the show.
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,800 comedy basketball shows as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. Learn more about the Ambassadors’ team, history and tour schedule at www.harlemambassadors.com.
“We’re proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and make memories that last a lifetime,” Harlem Ambassadors president Dale Moss said. “Even people who aren’t basketball fans love our show because it’s two hours of fun and laughter for a great cause. Plus, where else can you see your neighbor, your co-worker, your granddaughter’s coach, or your son’s teacher play against professional athletes? This is an event you do not want to miss.”
Tickets are on sale at igfn.us/form/-4FI7. Links can also be found on the United Way of Marion County’s website and Facebook page. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-366-4550. This event is sponsored by Fairmont State University, FirstEnergy Foundation, Mon Power, Dominion, Times WV, Aladdin Food Management Services, Clarion Inn, Fairmont Federal Credit Union, Wilson Ford Lincoln Mercury, Dick Moore Insurance Agency, Dan Cava’s Toyota World, Middletown Homes, First Exchange Bank, and MVB Bank.