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Harlem Ambassadors Tour to visit Wilburton

1/7/2013

WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 7, 2013) – The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will visit Wilburton for a game on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.  

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 the event, 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. The Ambassadors have partnered with the Wilburton Chamber of Commerce as a fundraiser to help with Chamber operations and activities.  

“We are excited about bringing a fun, family event to Wilburton. We will be out promoting the event to the area schools and businesses,” said Mae Mings, executive director of the Wilburton Chamber.  

The Ambassadors have worked extensively with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs, and American Red Cross as well as other organizations and 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.  

The Ambassadors will be playing the Wilburton Outlaws, which will consist of local and area community leaders. Advanced ticket prices will be $6 for students/seniors and $8 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. Kids four and under are admitted free. Tickets will go on sale beginning January 10 and can be purchased at the Wilburton Chamber of Commerce office.  

The event will take place at Eastern’s Claude C. Dunlap Field House. For more information, call the Chamber office at 918-465-2759.

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