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For one night only, the town of Farmville got to experience some real Harlem-style basketball at Longwood University.
On March 19, New Horizons Community Action Partnership hosted the Harlem Ambassadors as a charity basketball game to raise money for their organization. Fans, young and old, gathered in Willet Hall as the Ambassadors entertained the crowd with their slam-dunks, tricks and improv comedy skits.
Their opponents for the evening were the mighty Community Action All-Stars of Central Virginia, which included Richmond WTVR Channel 6 Reporter John Burkett and Lynchburg Titans President/CEO Derek Polley. After four quarters of blood, sweat and tears, the Harlem Ambassadors were declared victorious.
According to the Harlem Ambassadors website, The Harlem Ambassadors have all played college basketball and have college degrees in fields ranging from exercise science to criminal justice. They perform approximately 220 fund-raising games and entertainment events for non-profit groups including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Chambers of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and the military. 2013-14 marks the Harlem Ambassadors’ 16th touring season. The Harlem Ambassadors show is quality family entertainment and is fun for audiences of all ages, from kids to kids-at-heart.
Additionally, the Harlem Ambassadors feature male and female players, with the show being led by a woman, Lade Majic.