Harlem Ambassadors to visit Luverne

Published 2:05 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

Residents of Crenshaw County will get a chance to watch some of their friends and neighbors take to the court against the high-flying Harlem Ambassadors on Feb. 16.

The Ambassadors are a traveling, comedy-based basketball team that partners with non-profit organizations like the Luverne Kiwanis Club to raise money and bring quality entertainment to town.

The group has performed across the U.S. and in nearly 20 other countries.

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“We’re putting together a team of local all-stars to take on the Ambassadors,” said Ronnie Hudson, president of the Luverne Kiwanis Club. “We’re looking forward to their visit, and we appreciate everyone who is supporting us and this event.”

The Ambassadors’ website describes the show as being “designed to be fun for customers of all ages, with youngsters being awed for the first time and older folks enjoying the tried-and-true gags like a rerun of a favorite comedy movie.”

The group also works as role models for youth, promoting the values of staying in school, off drugs, and fostering racial harmony.

Following the game, attendees will get a chance to meet the Ambassadors.

The game is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Luverne High School gymnasium.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door, and can be purchased at First Citizens Bank, BB&T Bank, The Luverne Journal, Luverne Printing, The Crenshaw County Extension Office and 61 on Main in Luverne, Tootie’s and Brantley Bank and Trust in Brantley, First National Bank of Dozier, and First Citizens Bank in Highland Home.

All proceeds will benefit the Samuel M. Carr scholarship program, which is given to Crenshaw County students.