Harlem team to help Habitat

Published 6:19 pm Monday, February 8, 2010

By By Lydia Grimes
news reporter

Building homes with humor may be the best way to build interest in the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity.
In an effort to raise money to build homes in Escambia County, HFH organizers have scheduled a return visit from The Harlem Ambassadors, an internationally acclaimed basketball team.
The Ambassadors will be in Escambia County, Feb. 13 for two games/performances.
The first game will be held at T.R. Miller High School’s gym beginning at noon. A second game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Escambia County High School gym in Atmore.
HFH Director Alecia Glaize said the event is one the organization is proud to sponsor.
The Ambassadors will play a group of local basketball players on the court. It should provide for a fun time with all the family.
The Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam-dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.
The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and delivers a positive message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play.
They set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local not-for-profit and service organizations and holding Harlem Ambassadors shows as community fundraising events. For the Brewton and Atmore events the Ambassadors have partnered with Escambia County Habitat for Humanity to help raise funds for building safe, decent, affordable houses for people in need.
The Ambassadors’ shows have helped raise millions of dollars – an accomplishment of which Ambassadors President Dale Moss is very proud.
Glaize said the game will be a fun time for all.
For ticket information, call Habitat at 1-251-867-0095. Advance tickets are, youth (5-18) $6 adults $7, four and younger-free. At the door tickets will be youth (5-18) $7, adults $8, children four and under, free.

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