Harlem Ambassadors Coming to Abilene Saturday

Published 12/23 2013 11:38AM

Updated 02/07 2014 03:04PM

Michael Schmidt
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Abilene on February 8, 2014 when our very own local challengers, the Enforcers, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7:00PM at McMurry University Kimbrell Arena/Ron Holmes Court 1400 Sayles Blvd.

Proceeds from the event benefit ABILENE CRIME STOPPERS and will be used to continue our mission in helping Law Enforcement solve crimes through anonymous information. 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 Rick Dorman. "Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including our very own Enforcers from the Abilene Police Department."

The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,400 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 on sale at A-Town Hi-Tech 4202 S. Danville Dr., First Bank Texas two locations 4201 Buffalo Gap Rd and 966 North Judge Ely, General Tire 1517 South First Street, Goodwill of West Texas Administration 2200 North First Street and Wicker Wireless 2438 Industrial Blvd.

For more information, contact abilenecs@sbcglobal.net or go online at www.abilenecrimestoppers.com.

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