Hoops and hijinks are coming to Tipton on Saturday, March 8 when our very own local challengers, the Tipton Police Department, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Tipton High School Hanna Activity Center.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Tipton Police Department/Tipton Public Schools and will be used for school security and safety programs.
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 Shannon Olson. “Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including the Tipton Police Department and several pillars in the Tipton Community.”
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 Tipton City Hall, the Tipton Police Department and the front office of the Tipton High School. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (580)667-5625. The event is sponsored by; Tipton Chamber of Commerce, Linton Deskins – Linton’s Attic, I’ve Got Bugs LLC (Shannon and Jenny Olson), AEP, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Southwest Rural Electric, Progressive Waste Management, Dr. Greg Howard, Mrs. Sue Smith, Box Inc. Monty Montgomery, David Slim Burrows Advertising, Frederick Ace Hardware, Quality Implement Company, Rick Donathan, NAPA of Frederick, Holiday Inn of Altus, Bomber Inn, Tracy Smith, Hop N Sac, Sunrise Grill, and Brandon’s Heat and AC .
Any questions, or if you would like to sponsor, please feel free to contact the me at the Tipton Police Department (580)667-5625