Albion teachers ready to take on Harlem Wizards in basketball

Courtesy of the Harlem Wizards: The Swoop Unit of the Harlem Wizards will be in Albion for a game Saturday versus the Albion Hotshots, a group of Albion teachers. General admission is $12. Albion elementary students are getting tickets today to attend the game for free.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 October 2019 at 8:20 am

Game at 2 p.m. Saturday is fundraiser for Albion Elementary PTA

ALBION – It will be showtime in the Albion High School gym on Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Harlem Wizards play the Albion Hotshots.

The game is a fundraiser for the Albion Elementary PTA, which will use the proceeds to help pay for school field trips and other programs.

The Harlem Wizards last played a game in Albion on Oct. 4, 2011. The Wizards have been performing since 1962. They showcase fancy dribbling, teamwork and wild dunks, as well as comedy.

The Albion Hotshots are made up of 20 staff members from the school district.

Albion elementary students will be receiving tickets at school today to attend the game for free, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult on Saturday. Any student who wears a Halloween costume to the game will receive a free basketball.

Rose Allen, president of the PTA, said many volunteers have been working hard on the event.

“It’s gonna be a slam dunk,” she said.

The general admission tickets are $12, with tickets for middle and high school students at $10. Courtside seats are $30 and special reserved seats are $18.

Ticket are available at all three school buildings or online (click here).

The Albion Elementary PTA each year spends about $5,400 to cover the costs of on field trip for each classroom from pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Those trips in the 2018-19 school year included a walking trip for PreK to Cone Zone for ice cream, Strong Museum of Play in Rochester for kindergartners, Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester for first-graders, Genesee County Park for second-graders, the Brick Lab in Spencerport for third-graders, Erie Canal Cruise in Lockport for fourth-graders, and Rochester Museum of Science and Strasenburgh Planetarium for fifth-graders.

The PTA also puts on three dances in the elementary school, and organized a book fair where every student could receive a book paid for by the PTA.

The group also supports a spelling bee, providing awards and covering the cost for Albion students to compete in the regional competition.

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