Jamestown City Council PTSA to Host Harlem Ambassadors Fundraiser at JHS – 11/22 at 7 pm!

Hoops and hijinks are coming to Jamestown on November 22 when our very own local challengers, the Jamestown PTA PlayMakers, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7:00 pm at McElrath Gym at Jamestown High School

Event proceeds benefit Jamestown City Council Parent/Teacher/Student Association (CCPTSA) to raise money for the nine Jamestown PTA’s and the Jamestown CCPTSA Scholarship Fund.

“We have scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors,” said Carrie Graham, CCPTSA President.  “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.”

The Jamestown PTA PlayMakers are led by coach Ken Ricker, and the team includes local Jamestown basketball legend Maceo Wofford, Jamestown BOE President, Paul Abbott, Scott Forester, JPD , Nick Amatuzzo, JFD, Joe Michishima, Jamestown YMCA, Shawn Hricko, Cummins JEP and  Jamestown Public School teachers and staff including Sara and Richie Joly, Alan Thomas, Kari Cunningham, Danielle Smith and Brad Peterson .”

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. 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, Sarejevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada. 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 all Jamestown Public Schools or at the door. For more information, contact ccptsajtny@gmail.com. The event is sponsored by Jamsestown Public Schools, Moonlight Electric, 3 C’s Catering, The Hampton Inn, The Resource Center, Jamestown Awning, Shults Auto Group, Johnny’s Lunch and Dependable Towing.

posted on 11/07/2016 - filed under: Community, PTA, Spotlight