HARWICH – They came, they dribbled, they dunked, and they danced, and when all was said and done the Harlem Wizards held one slamtastic fundraising event at Monomoy Regional High School on Oct. 17, all to benefit the Class of 2022.
It's been a couple of years since the slam-dunking superstars have graced the courts at MRHS, but 2018 marked their spirited return, with the Broadway Unit, featuring Broadway, A-Train, Livewire, Loonatik, Space Jam, and Werm, taking on the Monomoy All-Stars, a stalwart team of teachers and students.
The Wizards are a group of show basketballers that got their start in 1962 and have since become one of the most popular fundraising groups around. According to their website (harlemwizards.com) the various Wizards teams traveled to more than 400 communities across the U.S. and helped raise more than $2 million.
For nearly two solid hours, the high-flying, trick-shooting Wizards wowed the crowd with their mad skills in a show infused with lots of laughs, a little basketball, and, as always, plenty of dancing. The event, sponsored by a host of local businesses, was held to raise funds to benefit the Class of 22 and will help defray costs of upcoming trips and events, including their eventual prom.