- Cheltenham School District
World Famous Harlem Wizards Coming to Town to Face the ‘Ham Hoopstars April 6
Get ready Cheltenham! A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to town when the world-famous Harlem Wizards face off against the ‘Ham Hoopstars on Saturday, April 6 at Cheltenham High School at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.cheltenham.org/wizardstix.
This fun-filled, family-friendly event features a matchup of the Wizards’ all-star master basketball showmen against a quicker-than-they-look squad of CSD faculty and administration in a battle for hardwood supremacy. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the CHS Girls Basketball team.
The event will feature a variety of fun, interactive extras to complement the Wizards’ dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry, including a pregame “Wiz Kids” warm-up, contests, comedy, awesome slam dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways and more. The game will conclude with the Wizards’ signature dance extravaganza that gets the crowd on their feet!
“We are delighted to host the Wizards,” said CSD Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille, who will take the court with his No. 14 jersey. “They are superb showmen who deliver fantastic all-ages entertainment for a great cause.”
In addition to Dr. Marseille, CSD staff suiting up for the game include Erin Hennessey and Amy Flynn from Wyncote Elementary; Clay Zimmer, Nick Perez (Principal) and Lara Trainor from Cheltenham Elementary; Ken Rackow from Glenside Elementary; Renato Lajara (Principal) from Myers Elementary; Tai Crutchfield from Elkins Park; Khary Blackmon, Tiffany Lee, Kristen McGeary, Brandi Millis and Sean Quenzer from Cedarbrook Middle School; and Lizzy Wawrzyniak from Cheltenham High School.
The Wizards are sending their “Rocket” unit to contend with the Hoopstars. This squad includes “Rocket” Rashaan Barner, “The Artist” Patric Massey, “La Fiesta” Roman Hernandez, “Big J” John Smith, “Jet” Joseph Bunce-Grenon, “Zero G” Jordan Southerland and in-game emcee “EZB” Ben Werblow.
Founded in 1962, the Wizards have played over 15,000 games throughout the United States that have raised more than $25 million for schools and charitable causes. The Wizards have also played in more than 25 foreign countries on five continents. The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events with magical tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. At a Wizards game, fans witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy, two hours of family time where parents, grandparents and kids can laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator. You’re part of the show with loads of audience participation.
Tickets are available at www.cheltenham.org/wizardstix and are priced as follows:
Student Admission ($10 online / $15 at the door)
General Admission ($15 online / $20 at the door)
Courtside Plus ($30) | Courtside Plus ticket holders receive first or second row seating and meet privately with selected Wizard players before the game for a meet-and-greet and show. Only 100 Courtside Plus tickets are available.