Hoops and hijinks are coming to Altus on Saturday, Jan. 30, when our very own local challengers, the Hometown All-Stars take on theHarlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show startsat 7 p.m.at the Western Oklahoma State College Gymnasium.
Tickets for the event are $8 for advanced purchase or $10 at the door. Tickets are on sale at the WOSC Alumni Development Office and online at wosc.edu/give. For more information contact Lora Lea Pickering at 580-477-7789 or [email protected] The event is sponsored by the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association and the WOSC Baseball Organization.
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.
“We are excited to bring this team to Altus,” said Lora Lea Pickering Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Development Director. Pickering adds, “Our Hometown All-Stars team is made up of Altus and surrounding area individuals that are well known in the community. Some of the individuals playing are Coach Robert Garrison from Altus Junior High; Jayden Benway and Gabe Barton from the Altus High School Football State Championship team; Wesley Ward from Jackson Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department and Brandon Bush from Bush Farms. It is sure to be a fun evening for all. Make sure to attend and cheer on our local all-stars.”
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,500 professional 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. 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.”