SEDALIA—Hoops and hijinks will come to State Fair Community College Sept. 21 when the Harlem Ambassadors take on the SFCC Slammers in a comedy basketball show at 6 p.m. in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the Sedalia campus.
Tickets are available now online at www.brownpapertickets.com
and in the Davis Center office. Tickets are $12 for reserved stadium seats; $10 for general admission; and $8 general admission for youth ages 5-18, SFCC students with BLUECARDS and anyone 60 or older. General admission for children under age 5 is free.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the SFCC Athletics Program’s basketball teams and Spirit Squad.
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 kids.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know they’re part of our team, too,” said Harlem Ambassadors Coach Ladé Majic. “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 the fun stuff we do.”
The SFCC Slammers team will include community and college players, said Dana Page, Davis Center coordinator and Spirit Squad coach.
“We have combed the region for skilled and entertaining players to take on the powerful Ambassadors,” she said. “Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent!”
The SFCC Slammers team includes Doug Allen, KSIS Radio; Dr. Joanna Anderson, SFCC president; Dr. Brent Bates, SFCC vice president for Educational and Student Support Services; Kevin Bond, Pettis County sheriff; Rick Grunden, Cole Camp High School girls basketball coach; Xavier Jackson, AT&T; Taylor Johnson, SFCC dance coach and former SFCC cheerleader; Matt Mergen, State Farm Insurance; Steven Vandevender, Smith-Cotton High School girls basketball coach; Larry Ward, Sedalia Police Department; and Kyle Weymuth, W-K Chevrolet and former SFCC athlete. Other team members may be added.
Concessions and a team store will be available and Rowdie the Roadrunner will be on hand. There will be an autograph session after the game.
Sponsors to date are W-K Chevrolet; McDonald’s, Sedalia Comfort Inn; State Farm Insurance agents Val Bloess, Matt Mergen and Margaret Ward; Pummill’s Sporting Goods; and Gill Signs. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsorships can contact Page at (660) 530-5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,400 professional comedy basketball games as fundraising and entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise more than $9 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. Visit www.harlemambassadors.com to learn more about the company's history and current tour.
(Press Release Courtesy of SFCC)