By Rick Palsgrove
Fans are treated to a show of basketball wizardry when The World Famous Harlem Wizards come to town.
The Harlem Wizards, who began in 1962, put on a show that includes humor combined with amazing basketball skills and talents.
The Rotary Club of the Canal Winchester Groveport Area is bringing the Wizards to Canal Winchester to face a Canal Winchester Community All-Stars team that includes teachers and staff from Canal Winchester Schools. The game will be on March 4 at Canal Winchester High School, 300 Washington St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m.
According to John Kershner of The Rotary Club of the Canal Winchester Groveport Areas, tickets in advance are $8 for students and $10 for adults. A family pack is available for advance purchase for $34. Family packs are available for pickup only after Feb. 14 at Cornersmith’s or Fantasy Cupcake in downtown Canal Winchester. Regular tickets can be purchased at these locations as well to avoid ticket processing fees. Tickets are otherwise available at http://www.harlemwizards.com
“Our Rotary Club greatly enjoys sponsoring this event along with our community members and businesses,” said Kershner. “The Harlem Wizards consistently provide a top quality show that the whole family enjoys greatly.”
Kershner said the event provides a positive example of sportsmanship and community involvement.
“As a result of this successful event, we are able to live out our motto of ‘Service Above Self,’” said Kershner. “Through this fundraising effort we provide free dictionaries to all of the third graders, award Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, training and provide college scholarships among the many other great services we provide both locally and internationally.”
Members of the Canal Winchester Community All-Stars team are: Winchester Trail players – Ryan Barbari, Tim Todd, Audrey Rice, Sarah Thompson, Katie Syx: Indian Trail players – Ashley Black, Alysha Holbert, Michele Roberts, Mallory Hartsook, Tabatha “2 Tall” Rapp; Middle School players – Brent Palsgrove, Dan Senu-Oke, Abbi Eft, Brady Brennen, and Jack Denson.
For information, visit The Rotary Club of the Canal Winchester Groveport Areas Facebook page.