Go see Harlem Ambassadors

Published 10:39 am Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday night should be a good time at Southampton High School.

The Harlem Ambassadors, who travel around the country doing charity basketball games, will play against area hoops standouts and celebrities to raise money for the Franklin-Southampton Area United Way.

There are two reasons to go.

The United Way helps lots of people. The money raised annually goes to 28 non-profits, including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish, Habitat For Humanity, Boys & Girls Club, Scouting, Franklin Cooperative Ministries and Tidewater Youth Services.

Fundraising fell short for this year’s campaign, so organizers hope to make up some of the difference with the basketball game.

The Harlem Ambassadors are entertaining. They will make you laugh while they poke fun at our friends and neighbors including Franklin Mayor Jim Councill, Rock Church School Principal Ben Dillon, Southampton Academy Basketball Coach David Gibbs, Cover 3 Foundation Chief Executive Officer and former Washington Redskin Greg Scott and many more.

The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults in advance and $11 at the door. Student tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Fred’s, James L. Camp Jr. YMCA, Boykins Beans & Ice Cream, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority or by calling 620-4434 or 569-8929.

See you there.