HARLEM AMBASSADORS TOUR IS COMING YOUR WAY
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Lihue on May 17, 2014 when our very own local challengers, the Kaua'i All-Stars, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 2pm and 7pm at Kauai High School Gym.
Proceeds from this event will support leadership development programs and scholarships.
benefitLeadership Kaua'i, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure a source of qualified leaders for Kaua'i's future.
"Leadership in sports is one of the finest role models for our youth. Individuals gain physical strength, self-confidence self-esteem along with team-building, communication and collaboration skills. We anticipate sold out shows as many people are looking forward to this opportunity to support leadership development and enjoy this exciting basketball show fit for the whole family," said Char Ravelo, Leadership Kaua'i's Executive Director.
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.”
"County of Kaua'i Parks and Recreation Department Director Lenny Rapozo scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors, Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including our own Mayor Bernard Carvalho and other islandcelebrities," Ravelo said.
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 KMART, Vicky's Fabrics Kapaa, online at BrownPaperTickets.com-Harlem Ambassadors on Kauai, and at our office. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 808-246-8727. The event is sponsored by County of Kauai and the Aston Aloha Beach Resort.
Leadership Kaua'i is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing culturally based leadership programs, cultivating skilled and committed leaders to guide the people of Kaua‘i through sensitive social and economic challenges.