VERO BEACH — The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Vero Beach for a game at Vero Beach High School at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 20. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. For this special event the Ambassadors have partnered with The Indian River County All Stars to help raise funds for The Florida Comets, whose head coach is Dr. Bennie Shaw, Hall of Fame player for the UCF Knights and formerly with the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team. Shaw is an assistant principal at Sebastian River Middle School and the visionary for the league.
Local celebrities such as Kenny Holmes (former NFL player) Sheriff Deryl Loar, Honorary Coaches Bill Curtis and Sam Block are among the Indian River All Stars team who will participate and join in the fun and activity February 20th. Special thanks to presenting sponsor for this event, Vero Beach Orthopedics and Neurology.
The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play. They 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.
“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 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.”
Committing themselves to putting the youth of Indian River County first, The Indian River County All Stars will play for our delight and the benefit of Florida Comets AAU basketball, which is dedicated to the advancement and development of youth through basketball to help insure access to a college education.
General Tickets are $10 each. VIP tickets can also be purchased for $25.
Tickets are available at the following locations:
Block Block and Pegler
Bobby’s Auto Service Center
Christi’s Family Fitness
Marine Bank and Trust