The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Paducah for a game at Paducah Tilghman Gymnasium on February 1 at 7 pm. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.
The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play. “At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “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.”
The Ambassadors set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local not-for-profit and service organizations and holding Harlem Ambassadors shows as community fundraising events. For Paducah’s event the Ambassadors have partnered with the Paducah Downtown Kiwanis to help raise funds for the local chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Paducah Day Nursery.
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 explained. “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.”
“We are very honored to be beneficiaries of this Kiwanis fundraiser as we share the Kiwanis’ goal of improving the lives of area youth. We look forward to a fun-filled evening while we raise money to support important children’s’ programs in the areas of education, health and welfare and the arts and Coach Winston Bennett will coach the Paducah All-Star team. Tickets are available at any Paducah Bank location (starting January 8). Advance tickets for students are $8, adults $10, Kids 4 & Under are FREE! Hurry and get your tickets before they are gone! There will be a post-game autograph session!!
Event Sponsors include Peel & Holland, Mid-Continent University, 93.3 WKYQ, Electric 96.9, WPSD-TV Local 6, and The Paducah Sun.