The Harlem Ambassadors will bring their barn-storming brand of basketball to Murrieta when they face off against a star-studded team of local dignitaries on May 10, it was recently announced.Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s scholarship fund and other youth programs in the community.
The Harlem Ambassadors evening of family fun will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Murrieta Mesa High School gymnasium, located at 24801 Monroe Avenue in Murrieta.
Parking is free.
Members of the Murrieta team includes Mayor Doug McAllister, Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Gibbs (coach), Council members Kelley Bennett, Randon Lane and Alan Long, Fire Chief Matt Shobert, Police Chief Mike Baray, Murrieta Mesa High School Principal Mary Walters, and Buchanan Elementary School Principal Mike Lorimar.
They will be joined by Murrieta firemen, policemen and teachers, plus Murrieta Rotarians John Brown and Craig Carper.
“At our shows, we want kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Harlem Ambassadors Coach Lade Majic said in a released statement. “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 team by working with local non-profit and service organizations and holding the shows as community events. The team performs more than 200 shows a year throughout the U.S.
Tickets are now available for this basketball evening of dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines for the family audience.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.rotarymurrietaevents.com. Cost is $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults.
Children under 4 and under are admitted free with adults.
At the door, admission is $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults. To learn more, call 951-541-3814.