December 03, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Harlem Ambassadors presented a quality basketball show at Ketchikan High School Wednesday. The show is designed to be fun for sports fans of all ages. Youngsters are awed for the first time and older folks enjoy the tried-and-true gags like a rerun of a favorite comedy movie.
The Ambassadors' operation is professional and provides wholesome entertainment in all aspects. In addition, the Harlem Ambassadors promote the values of staying in school, staying off drugs and fostering racial harmony.
The event was sponsored by Rotary 2000. All profits from the event will benefit the Rotary 2000 Park project.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Ketchikan was noted as a contributor to Wednesday's event. The BBBS also donated 35 tickets to Ketchikan Bigs, Littles, and families to attend the basketball show.
BBBS program manager Gretchen Klein said, "The event promoted education, healthy living, positive attitudes, and team work. There was definite encouragement on youth participation as the team demonstrated self-worth and self-esteem."
Photo courtesy Priscilla Barnett