The Harlem Wizards professional basketball team is coming to Whitney Point and the Southern Tier community is invited to the game!

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The Harlem Wizards was formed in 1962 and unlike most basketball teams, the Harlem Wizards are all about entertainment rather than winning the game, using basketball tricks and alley-oops to get laughs from the crowd.

On Thursday, June 8, the Harlem Wizards will be taking on Whitney Point teachers and alumni in an effort to bring some fun to the community while addressing the genuine issue of bullying.

For the last several months, the Whitney Point Youth Club and the Whitney Point Central School District have come together to work on addressing concerns with bullying in the Whitney Point Schools. The Club and the School District have been trying to find a way to create a better environment for students and student-athletes.
From the meetings to address bullying came the idea to create an event the entire community could be involved in and this is how the Harlem Wizards game came into play.

The Harlem Wizards were invited to play against the teachers and alumni with assemblies addressing what individuals and the community can do to combat bullying. Following the assemblies will be a super fun basketball game which will bring people together for an evening of laughs and togetherness.

If you want to watch the Harlem Wizards play against the Whitney Point teachers and alumni, the game will be played on Thursday, June 8 at the Whitney Point High School, located at 10 Keibel Road in Whitney Point.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the game begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available while they last online beforehand and at the game.

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