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Harlem Wizards to Take on Spotswood Schoolers

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The Harlem Wizards will take on the Spotswood Schoolers at Spotswood High School on November 30. Credits: Spotswood Recreation Department
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is bringing the Harlem Wizards to town to show off their unique blend of basketball and fun for residents. The Wizards will be taking on the Spotswood Schoolers, an all-star team of teachers and principals from the Spotswood School District, on November 30 at 7 p.m. at the Spotswood High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Harlem Wizards have been showing off their prowess on the basketball court for more than 50 years. They began their slam dunk basketball and comedy show in 1962. It was the brainchild of New York sports promoter, Howie Davis. The Wizards bring together basketball showmanship, comedy and audience participation to give people a noteworthy night of entertainment. Last year, they played games in over 400 communities across the United States and raised more than two million dollars. The Wizards are an extremely popular fundraiser for schools and other non-profit organizations.

This isn't the first time the Wizards have brought their energetic basketball show to Spotswood. It's become an annual event that the kids look forward to when the time changes and the temperature begin to dip.

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The proceeds for this year's Wizards' game against the Spotswood Schoolers will benefit the Spotswood PTA, which brings numerous activites and events to students in the district throughout the year.

Advance tickets for the event are $12, Tickets sold at the door on the night of the game will be $15. There are a limited number of courtside reserved seating for $30, which includes a 10 minute meet-and-greet with two or three members of the Wizards team, a free team poster and a 15 percent discount on any Wizard merchandise.

There will be food, drinks and Wizard souvenirs available for purchase. Kids can also stay for a free autograph session directly following the game.

Children three and under are free. Tickets can be purchased on the Wizards website. Simply click on November 30 to buy general admission tickets.

Children grades kindergarten through sixth must be accompanied by an adult since the Wizards game is not a drop-off event.

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