SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Harlem Wizards will be making a return visit to the Spotswood High School Gymnasium on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. to take on the Spotswood All-Stars. This annual Spotswood PTA fundraiser is always a big hit with the Spotswood and Helmetta community.
The Harlem Wizards have been showing off their prowess on the court for more than 50 years. They began their slam dunk basketball and comedy show in 1962. The team 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 family-friendly entertainment.
This year's Spotswood All-Stars will be coached by Memorial Middle School history and Memorial boys basketball coach Michael Francis. The team will feature all four Spotswood School District principals, Jennifer Asprocolas, Nancy Torchiano, Brian Kitchin and Dale Rubino. It will also showcase the talents of Schoenly School teachers, Jill Hetzler, Jackie Cassidy and Taryn Bruno along with Appleby School teachers Claudia Addesso, Jenna Cantora, Megan Curto, Catherine Fitgerald, Kyle Harkins, Jill Laskowski, Michela Lisciandra, Kerri McDonnell, Stephanie Rafael, Michael Reid, Lauren Siwiak, Randi Snook, Kristen Tempera, Nicole Vonfrolio and Samantha Wyks as well as Memorial Middle School teachers Kevin Boucher, Erin Glassen, Jackie Martinez and Vin Vizzi. Hetzler is the head coach of the Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team and Vizzi is the team's assistant and coaches the Chargers junior varsity girls squad as well. The October 22 game will be reffed by Spotswood High School Guidance Counselor Michael DelAversano.
This family-friendly evening is hosted by the Spotswood PTA and BCB Bank. Proceeds from the Wizards' game will go to benefit the Spotswood PTA, which hosts numerous activities throughout the district, including book fairs, ice cream socials, bingo and drop-and-go's events.
Tickets are available online at the Harlem Wizards website. General admission tickets are $12. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the game for $15 if the event is not sold out. Other options such as reserved seating for $20 and court side plus are available for purchase online as well. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. tip off on October 22. Spotswood High School is located at 105 Summerhill Road.