Harlem Ambassadors put on a show


WOSC and Altus All-Sports to see funds

Brad Gilbert - bgilbert@civitasmedia.com



The court was full at halftime as the Harlem Ambassadors invited anyone that can dance onto the court for some fun.


The game on Saturday was all about showmanship as this dunker hung on the rim until his teammates came to get him down.


Another event involving the fans was the race won by Jared Raasch. The racers had to run then do situps, and then run a little further and do more push-ups. When the racers reached the other end of the court they had to find their shoes which were tossed about by the Harlem Ambassadors. Finally they had to dribble back and make a lay-up. Before he was awarded his prize, Raasch had to demonstrate his “cool” walk for the audience.


This is the punishment handed out by the Harlem Ambassadors for any air-balls shot by any member of the Home Town Heroes.


If you wondered if basketball rims could handle a 6’9” 300 lb. man hanging upside down from them, we have our answer.


On Saturday, an estimated crowd of over 1,000 people were on hand to see the “Home Town Heroes” play some light-hearted hoops against the Harlem Ambassadors.

The gym at Western Oklahoma State College was packed and all smiles. Well known locals laced up to be out done by the professional Harlem Ambassadors in this fun and entertaining show.

The intention of the evening, outside of the fun generated, was to raise funds for the WOSC #1 ranked Pioneers baseball program. A portion of the funds will be redistributed by the Pioneers back to the Altus All-Sports Association. A check will be presented later this week when all of the sponsors’ numbers are claimed.

The Altus Bulldogs were represented on the court by Coach Jeremy Reed, Deante Harris, McCrae Stephens, Ethan Lesley and Gabe “I will make it” Barton.

Western coach Chris Sharma acknowledged the state champion Bulldogs at the half. Andrelton Simmons, former Pioneer, Atlanta Brave and current Los Angeles Angels shortstop was announced. Simmons was inducted to the WOSC alumni Hall of Fame on Friday evening. He is here preparing for Spring training.

Kurt Russell weighed in on the impact of such a large turnout for the basketball event and what it means to his program.

“I want to thank Chad Wiginton and everyone who had a hand in organizing and participating in this event,” said Russell. “A big thank you to everyone who attended from the community. These funds generated mean a great deal to our program. Specifically, for me the greatest thing taken from the night is seeing my baseball players going up and down the stairs trying to sell concessions and working the event. Sometimes these kids think that after high school the path is an easy one all the way through the next levels. Tonight is another lesson for them – either they have to open their own wallets to fund the program or they have to work for the funds.”

The court was full at halftime as the Harlem Ambassadors invited anyone that can dance onto the court for some fun.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_1dance.jpgThe court was full at halftime as the Harlem Ambassadors invited anyone that can dance onto the court for some fun.

The game on Saturday was all about showmanship as this dunker hung on the rim until his teammates came to get him down.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2hang-.jpgThe game on Saturday was all about showmanship as this dunker hung on the rim until his teammates came to get him down.

Another event involving the fans was the race won by Jared Raasch. The racers had to run then do situps, and then run a little further and do more push-ups. When the racers reached the other end of the court they had to find their shoes which were tossed about by the Harlem Ambassadors. Finally they had to dribble back and make a lay-up. Before he was awarded his prize, Raasch had to demonstrate his “cool” walk for the audience.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_4situps.jpgAnother event involving the fans was the race won by Jared Raasch. The racers had to run then do situps, and then run a little further and do more push-ups. When the racers reached the other end of the court they had to find their shoes which were tossed about by the Harlem Ambassadors. Finally they had to dribble back and make a lay-up. Before he was awarded his prize, Raasch had to demonstrate his “cool” walk for the audience.

This is the punishment handed out by the Harlem Ambassadors for any air-balls shot by any member of the Home Town Heroes.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_5-situps.jpgThis is the punishment handed out by the Harlem Ambassadors for any air-balls shot by any member of the Home Town Heroes.

If you wondered if basketball rims could handle a 6’9” 300 lb. man hanging upside down from them, we have our answer.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_6hangs.jpgIf you wondered if basketball rims could handle a 6’9” 300 lb. man hanging upside down from them, we have our answer.
WOSC and Altus All-Sports to see funds

Brad Gilbert

bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076

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Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076

or bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

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