The Town of Indian Trail has partnered with the Union West Rotary to bring the world-famous Harlem Wizards to Indian Trail on Friday, Feb. 3, at Sun Valley High School (5211 Old Charlotte Highway). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7 p.m. Those interested in attending can purchase tickets at pretix.eu/harlemwizards/indiantrail.
The Harlem Wizards are similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, but they play against local celebrities in the community to raise money for a good cause. All proceeds will go toward Union West Rotary’s scholarships for high school students looking to further their education by attending college, a trade school, or another organization. The scholarships are available to students at Porter Ridge High School, Sun Valley High School, and Metrolina Christian Academy.
According to their website, the Harlem Wizards are like a Broadway show on a basketball court. The team of six players will perform tricks, alley-oops, dunks, comedy, and dancing along to themed music provided by the team’s MC. The Wizards will play against a team of local celebrities, including representation from 10 local elementary schools, non-profits, business owners, and Coach Mayor David Cohn.
“Get ready for a high-energy, entertaining, and fun-filled basketball game with the Harlem Wizards – all for a good cause,” said Hayden Kramer, Indian Trail’s Parks and Recreation director. “Collaborations with organizations like the Union West Rotary and events like this help bring the community together. I want to thank our local celebrities who are willing to get out on the basketball court and play against professionals so everyone can have some fun while supporting local students.”