The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Clayton State University.
The University will welcome Harlem’s “other” basketball entertainment show to the University’s Athletics & Fitness Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The show, sponsored by the Clayton State Alumni Association, will be part of the University’s Homecoming festivities, which run from Feb. 13 to Feb. 18.
“Our Alumni Association wanted to provide an event for all ages that would be fun for the entire Clayton State and surrounding community to attend,” says Clayton State Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “It will be a lot of fun, and proceeds from the event will benefit our Benita H. Moore Scholarship.”
A spin-off of the Harlem Globetrotters, the Ambassadors offer a similar basketball show for all ages. The Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic says. “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.”
General admission tickets for the show are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under the age of six are admitted free. Group tickets will also be available at a special rate.
The Ambassadors set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local non-profit organizations and holding Harlem Ambassadors shows as community fundraising events. The Clayton State Alumni Association have partnered with the Ambassadors to help raise funds for its Benita H. Moore Scholarship.
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 explains. “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.”
For more information, please contact Gid Rowell, the Clayton State director of Alumni Relations at (678) 466-4477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift.