Harlem Ambassadors bringing comedy basketball to Weed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Hoops and hijinks are coming to College of the Siskiyous Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m. when the Mount Shasta 5 Star Kiwanis team takes on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show designed for the whole family.

The show features high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, comedy, music, dancing, games with kids in the audience, and free autographs after the show.

“We have scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors,” said Annemarie Rutherford of Mount Shasta 5 Star Kiwanis. “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 match-up we won’t soon forget.”

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students; $5 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir, Weed and Yreka Chambers of Commerce; Sportsmen’s Den in Mount Shasta; the College of the Siskiyous Bookstore in Weed; and at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881057.

Proceeds benefit Mount Shasta 5 Star Kiwanis to raise money for the BUG Program, scholarships for Key Club graduating seniors, and a trip to the Rose Bowl Parade for Key Club students to volunteer to decorate the Kiwanis float and attend the parade.

“We’re proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and make memories that last a lifetime,” states Harlem Ambassadors President Dale Moss in a press release. “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.”

This event is sponsored by Mount Shasta 5 Star Kiwanis, Pepsi, Best Western Tree House, and Mt. Shasta Supermarket.

For more information contact: matilde@biancasgourmet.com or call 530-515-2693.

About the Harlem Ambassadors

The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,800 comedy basketball shows as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the US military, and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise over $10 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries.

The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarajevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada.

For more information about the Ambassadors team, history and tour schedule visit www.harlemambassadors.com.