Harlem Wizards returning to West Milford

| 28 Feb 2019 | 08:53

    WEST MILFORD - The Paradise Knoll School Parent Teacher Association is bringing the Harlem Wizards basketball team back to West Milford on March 16 for a rematch with district teachers, principals, and staff members.
    The West Milford Team, comprised of volunteer staff participants from each of the district's schools, will take on the Harlem Wizards in what promises to be an amusing, entertaining, fun-for-all-ages community event; filled with “TRICK HOOPS AND ALLEY OOPS!”
    “Some say it’s the 'oohs' and 'aahs' created by the thunderous, sky-high slams," the Wizards website said. "For others it’s the humor and seeing the teachers being good sports and having fun on the court with the Wizards. The comedy, the audience participation, the spontaneity delivered as a world class show, in an intimate and community setting adds up to a night to be experienced and treasured.”
    With more than 50 years of “worldwide basketball wizardry”, the Harlem Wizards roster “is full of amazing hoop talent”; featuring former Globetrotter showmen, Academic All-American players and FIBA 3 on 3 US Champs, and accomplished tricksters, dribblers and slam-dunk specialists.
    Proceeds from the Harlem Wizards comedy basketball game/show/fundraiser event will help the PKPTA fund clubs, supplemental educational programs, special events, and other supportive resources and opportunities for students.
    Students meet a Wizard
    David “DP” Paul from the Harlem Wizards recently stopped by Paradise Knoll, Apshawa, Marshall Hill and Maple Road Elementary Schools, providing an assembly of exciting sample demonstrations of Wizards fun with teachers and students from each school.
    The event will be held on Saturday, Mar 16 at the West Milford High School gym, located at 67 Highlander Drive.
    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the game begins at 6:30 p.m.
    The PKPTA strongly encourages families and community residents to purchase tickets in advance to avoid missing out on the fun.
    General admission tickets for all attendees (ages 4 and over) is $15 in advance.
    If available, general admission tickets will be sold at the door for $18.
    Families may return the ticket order form with payment- checks payable to PKPTA- to their child’s West Milford school by March 8 (follow instructions on the order form); or tickets may be purchased online at: https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/139801. (Note: An online processing fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final total.)
    According to the ticket form, the Online Box Office for this event closes at 11:59 p.m. the night prior to the game.
    Tickets purchased online will be sent via email, and must be printed out and brought to the event in order to be scanned for entry.
    Contact Laura Wymbs at laurawymbs@aol.com with any questions.