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Harlem Wizards' basketball comedy act at SPHS on Oct. 6

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Harlem Wizards are returning to South Putnam High School on Saturday, Oct. 6 to play the South Putnam Mighty Eagles.

The 7 p.m. fundraiser game at SPHS is sponsored by the South Putnam Community Education Foundation with help from donations by POET Ethanol and the Holiday Inn Express.

The Education Foundation has been providing teacher grants and scholarships for several years and started the first South Putnam Alumni Banquet.

Since 1962, the Wizards have been making history with the happiness, fun, goodwill and excitement they bring. The Wizards have a unique mission: Whereas a NBA team's success is measured in wins and losses, a Wizards' victory lies in the smiles produced and the dollars raised for charitable organizations.

It's described as two hours of family time where parents, grandparents and children can all laugh together. Fans will experience a display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and athleticism combined with comedy and audience interaction.

The Wizards will be playing some of the South Putnam heroes from the court and the classroom as well as local patrons looking to have a fun time.

Ticket orders are being taken at all South Putnam schools. Student orders will be filled at the school while other patron tickets may be picked up at any South Putnam school.

Tickets are also available at First National Bank in Greencastle through Nancy Michael. Look for other ticket locations in coming weeks.

Admission is $6 for students and $8 for adults in advance and $10 for everyone at the door.

The Wizards have a 3,500-game winning streak and have toured worldwide to five continents and 22 countries.

NBA Top 50 All-Time selections Connie Hawkins and Nate "Tiny" Archibald have both played with the Wizards in the past. More than 20 NBA players have played with the Wizards and former college greats and blacktop legends have also dotted the roster.

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