Ambassadors, fire department set for Tuesday

Published 7:07pm Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Harlem Ambassadors, a comedy-based basketball team, are set to take on the Selma Fire Department Tuesday at Wallace Community College in a game that is sure to bring lots of laughs.

The Ambassadors travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to deliver highflying slam-dunks and hilarious comedy routines in a family-friendly performance.

The show, which will begin at 7 p.m. and costs $8 in advance and $10 at the door, will benefit the Selma Rotary Club along with various other community organizations.

“This will be our big fundraiser of the year,” said Renee Wilkerson, rotary club president. “The money raised will help fund our scholarships we give out to local high school students. It will also provide money for other organizations in Selma like the Selma Area Food Bank, SABRA, the Selma Animal Shelter, Bosco and many others.”

Aside from raising money, Wilkerson said the event will definitely entertain all those who attend.

This will be the Ambassadors’ 15th performance in their 2013 season. And after the show, attendees will have the chance to meet the ambassadors and receive an autograph.

“The Ambassadors have both men and women performers who are all college educated, so they’re great role models for young people,” said Andria Simmons, director of media relations for the team.

Values that the Ambassadors promote include seeking higher education, staying drug-free and fostering racial harmony.

“I’m excited we can bring something family oriented and fun to Selma,” Wilkerson said. “I encourage everyone, if they haven’t already, to get a ticket. This is something you and your family won’t want to miss.”

Tickets can be purchased at Tally Ho Restaurant, Pinebelt Wireless, Rountree Outdoors and the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce.

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