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Harlem Ambassadors bringing high-flying fun to Bobcat Arena

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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The Harlem Ambassadors are bringing their unique style of basketball fun to Bobcat Arena.
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The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Berryville for a game at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Bobcat Arena.

The Harlem 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 deliver a positive message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play.

"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."

The Ambassadors 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 Berryville's event the Ambassadors have partnered with the Berryville Kiwanis Club to help raise funds for Berryville Bobcat Scholarships.

The Ambassadors have worked extensively with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and American Red Cross as well as Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs in communities throughout the U.S., and perform more than 200 shows a year. Those shows have helped raise millions of dollars -- an accomplishment of which Ambassadors President Dale Moss is very proud.

"It feels good to be able to provide quality entertainment and create memories that the fans will take with them," Moss explained. "We're able to give even more when we can help provide funding for a Habitat for Humanity house or new computers for the school library, and that feels great."

Advance Ticket Prices are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. Kids 4 and under are free. Group tickets can be purchased ahead of time for groups of 25 or more at $4.

Tickets will be sold soon at First National Bank Green Forest Berryville and Green Forest. Branches, and Cornerstone Bank, Berryville location and Eureka Springs Financial Center location. In the meantime, call Jason Williams for business or organization sponsorship information at 423-4770 or Linda Boyer at 479-981-4947.



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