A team of teachers, principals and high school students will take on the Harlem Wizards in a charity basketball game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Williamsport Area High School's Magic Dome.
The event is a fundraiser benefit for the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.
Led by Allen Taylor, Williamsport's head basketball coach, and his honorary assistant, Dr. Susan Bigger, the district's federal programs director, the school system's team of 20 will challenge the entertainment basketball squad known for its fancy teamwork and ball handling.
Shown is the Broadway Unit of the Harlem Wizards, who will take on the ‘Millionaire Magicians,’ a team made up of Williamsport Area High School staff and high school seniors, on Feb. 5.
A student faces off against a Wizard at a previous game between the Wizards and another school.
The "Millionaire Magicians" will be made up of the following district staff members and high school seniors:
Mike Alston, aide, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Careema Armstrong, senior, Williamsport Area High School.
Sam Engel, senior, Williamsport Area High School.
Tim Fausnaught, principal, Lycoming Valley Intermediate School.
Kirk Felix, principal, Stevens Primary School.
Molly Forney, teacher, Jackson Primary School.
Tristin Forney, teacher, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Nick Kelley, teacher, Lycoming Valley Intermediate School.
Jazmyn Massey-Porter, senior, Williamsport Area High School.
David Michaels, principal, Curtin Intermediate School.
Brandon Pardoe, principal, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Stephanie Pardoe, grant coordinator, District Service Center.
Richard Poole, principal, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Gabe Rader, senior, Williamsport Area High School.
Justin Ross, secondary special education coordinator, District Service Center.
Bruce Sacavage, teacher, Hepburn-Lycoming Primary School.
Derek Slaughter, teacher, Williamsport Area High School.
Marcus Strothers, aide, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Sara Watson, teacher, Williamsport Area Middle School.
Kristiann McQuown, teacher, Cochran Primary School.
From crazy slam-dunks to three-man alley-oops, the New Jersey-based organization promises a night of spontaneous humor and excitement in "basketball wizardry on the hardwood."
A halftime show will include audience participation, and players will be made available for autographs at the end of the game.
Tickets will be sold in advance and at the gate.
Tickets are on sale at the following locations: Williamsport Area High School, 2990 W. Fourth St.; the District Service Center, 2780 W. Fourth St.; and the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St., which is sponsoring rooms for the Wizards the evening of the event. Tickets also are available online at www.harlemwizards.com.
Other sponsors include Lamar Advertising, Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Webb Weekly.
The WASD Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is a collaborative effort among individuals committed to providing financial support for WASD schools.
Since 2004, the foundation has supported students and faculty across the district by promoting, sponsoring and encouraging educational activities.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.wasd.org/foundation.