Fun and laughs a slam dunk with Ambassadors

Harlem Ambassadors take on local players/celebritites in charity basketball game

Harlem Ambassadors

Harlem Ambassadors

Massive slam dunks and slick alley oop plays will be seen during the Harlem Ambassadors charity basketball game Nov. 30 at Pen High.

The Harlem Ambassadors hit the court at 2:30 p.m. against the Lions/Habitat Slam Dunk team thanks to the Penticton Lions and Habitat for Humanity, who are presenting the event.

Of the four quarters, the first and third will feature semi serious basketball, while the other two will be comedy routines at a slower pace. The show is scripted from start to finish, including team introductions, choreography and music.

The Harlem Ambassadors will be playing against the hometown Lions/Habitat Slam Dunk team featuring players/celebrities of:

Randy Farmer of 97.1 sponsored by Sparkles Window Cleaning; Fred Harbinson the coach-general manager of the Penticton Vees; Wendy Hyer, superintendent of Okanagan Skaha School District 67; Brian Hurst senior boys basketball coach for the Princess Margaret Mustangs; Brooks Lancaster, Coldwell Banker; Kris Omland and Ryan Schulz of Omland Heal Chartered Accountants; Greg Ovenden, Special Olympics Penticton-Riverside Pharmasave; Jeff Prowse, the Bike Barn; Debbie Scarborough, executive director South Okanagan Women in Need Society;Emanuel Sequeira, sports editor, Penticton Western News; Diana Stirling, Loco Landing Adventure Park; Dorothy Vankoughnett, Berry and Smith Trucking; Dennis Walker, SO Country Internet Radio; Campbell Watt, Dominion Lending Centre; Sandra Webber, Penticton Lions and Fraser Rodgers, broadcaster for the Vees.

Proceeds from the game are being divided between the Penticton Lions and Habitat for Humanity to support their various community projects. There will be autographed basketball draw and a 50/50 draw and concession.

Tickets are $10 for adults, students and seniors $8, children four  and under are free. They can be purchased at the following locations:  Johnston Meiers – 267 Martin Street,  Johnston Meiers – Cherry Lane Mall and Barley Mill Liquor Store – 2460 Skaha Lake Road. There are also eight tickets available at the Penticton Western News.

Information is also available on the Habitat website at


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