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Hedding PTO Brings Harlem Wizards to AAHS
Hedding PTO Brings Harlem Wizards to AAHS
Michelle Andrews
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Come watch an amazing, action-packed, once in a lifetime, basketball extravaganza, when the Hedding PTO brings the World Famous Harlem Wizards to AAHS on October 20 for a 6 p.m. game against A-Town teachers, staff and former players.  

What makes a Wizard's show “awe-inspiring” or as the kids and teens say, “off the hizzle?”  Some say it’s the oohs and aahs created by the thunderous, sky-high slams. For others it’s the humor and seeing the teachers being good sports and having fun on the court with the Wizards. The comedy, the audience participation, the spontaneity delivered as a world class show, in an intimate and community setting adds up to a night to be experienced and treasured.

The Wizards roster is full of amazing hoop talent. The Wizards have three units that crisscross the USA, with Eric “Broadway” Jones, and Dwayne “Swoop” Simpson, both former Globetrotter showmen, as well as the dynamic duo of David “DP” Paul and “King Arthur” Lewis a former Academic All-American at Bowie State University.

The star-studded, experienced roster includes Arnold “A-Train” Bernard, an accomplished trickster and a veteran of 7 years with the Globetrotters. Add in James “The Roadrunner” Tyndal who is fast enough to dribble thru New York City traffic, and Devon “Livewire” Curry who led his team to become the FIBA 3 on 3 US championship.

The slams come at rapid fire pace in the Wizards show. The roster features Lemarvon “Showtime” Jackson, the Wizards training camp slam-dunk champion. Add in veteran Leon “Space Jam” Sewell along with rookie sensation Jordan “Flight” Southerland who both competed in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest during the 2015 NBA All-Star week in New York. Roscoe “Sarge” Johnson’s 360 backboard shattering dunk in a Wizards game was shown on ESPN’s dunks of the week online and has had over a hundred thousand views.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Abingdon Banking Center or online @  Advanced sale tickets are $9 for students and $11 general admission.  Reserved tickets can be purchased for $17 and courtside tickets for $25.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $11 for students and $13 general admission.  You can also pre-order Wizard's jerseys online to take part in the Wiz Kids Experience!  

This is a fundraiser for the Hedding PTO, which uses the money it raises each year to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair for every student at Hedding, pays for field trips, provides teachers with money for classroom supplies and hosts events for students several times each year.