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Harlem Ambassadors to entertain for Crime Stoppers


Harlem Ambassadors to entertain for Crime Stoppers


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Wilson County News
January 23, 2013
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FLORESVILLE -- There have certainly been some great basketball games played in recent years within the walls of the Floresville High School gymnasium, but perhaps none has been more entertaining than the game scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31.

January is Crime Stoppers month, and as the month winds to a close, Crime Stoppers of Wilson County will end things with a bang. The organization has teamed up with the Harlem Ambassadors, a show basketball team that travels the country performing at events that help raise money strictly for nonprofit organizations. The Harlem Ambassadors have been performing since 1997, and promise an exciting show for spectators of all ages.

Perhaps one of the most exciting things about this particular game is that the Harlem Ambassadors will be playing against a team assembled locally! That’s right, these high-flying acrobatic Ambassadors will be taking on local politicians, business owners, coaches, and school representatives.

While Nixon-Smiley Head Coach Carlton McKinney will do his best to organize this local team, it’s anyone’s guess how they will play. Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney will spend a little time on the hardwood, as will Floresville Assistant Superintendent Sherri Bays and Assistant Principal Mike Schroller, Stockdale and Poth Superintendents Paul Darilek and Scott Caloss, and La Vernia ISD’s Ron Glazener and Danny Gonzalez. Department of Public Safety Trooper Harold Estep will lace up his court shoes for the game, as will a host of additional supportive community members.

Former Poth standout athlete Courtney Laskowski will represent the Wilson County News and La Vernia News when she participates in the game.

“I am not a basketball player, but for this cause, I can lace up some Air Jordans,” Laskowski said. “As I learned more of who was going to be involved, my excitement grew, and I am just happy now that I get to be a part of it.”

Another participant who may be as big a draw as the Ambassadors themselves is Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette. Burdette and La Vernia ISD school board President Mike Jendrusch will serve as referees for the game.

“My number one anticipation is watching Judge Burdette in action as a referee,” Laskowski added.

Another member of the community planning to participate in the game is Floresville High School boys basketball Head Coach Coy Tackitt. Tackitt said he first became aware of the game when his “Uncle Joe,” aka Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., told him, his brother, and some of his cousins about a benefit basketball game.

“We didn’t know much about it, but he told us to be ready to play and we all agreed,” Tackitt said.

“I’m not sure if I’m necessarily looking forward to the game,” Tackitt said jokingly. “I’m a coach now, not a player. I still know what to do, but my body is not in practice with doing it. But it should be fun.”

When asked if Tackitt was going to let the Ambassadors have all the fun, or if he was going to throw down a windmill dunk or two of his own, he made no promises.

“Definitely no dunks in the game, but maybe I will feel good enough and get warmed up enough to throw one down in pre-game!”

That’s the spirit, Coach!

Game tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Children younger than 4 years old are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Wilson County News in Floresville, Commerce Bank Texas in Stockdale, the Floresville Alternative Education Center, and La Vernia High School.

Crime Stoppers board President Marrie Aldridge said all funds raised will benefit the organization’s operation fund. This fund finances day-to-day functions such as administration, recurring software expenses, and call-center fees.

For more information on Wilson County Crime Stoppers, visit www.wilsoncountycrimestoppers.com. The tip hotline number is 830-393-4636(INFO). In addition, tips also can be sent via text message. Just text the word “money” plus your message to 274637(CRIMES).

For more information on the Harlem Ambassadors, visit www.harlemambassadors.com.
 

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