13 players join team of teachers, principals to take on Harlem Wizards

Thirteen new players have joined the teachers, principals and high school students who will take on the Harlem Wizards in a charity basketball event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Williamsport Area High School.

The event is a fundraiser benefit for the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.

Led by head basketball coach Allen Taylor, the school system’s team of 20 will challenge the entertainment basketball squad known for its fancy teamwork and ball handling.

The “Millionaire Magicians” will be made up of the following district staff members and high school seniors:

Mike Alston, aide, Williamsport Area Middle School

Jordan Anderson-Royal, intervention specialist, Stevens Primary School

Katie Cassidy, student, WAHS

David Duvall, teacher, Jackson Primary School

Julia Edler, teacher, Hepburn-Lycoming Primary

Jim Ellis, principal, Stevens

Shauna Farmer, teacher, Curtin Intermediate School

Tim Fausnaught, principal, Lycoming Valley Intermediate School

Kirk Felix, principal, Jackson Primary School

Sarah Hill, student, WAHS

Jalen Jackson, student, WAHS

Mike Kromka, teacher, WAMS

Devin Marty, student, WAHS

Kristiann McQuown, teacher, Cochran Primary School

Bruce Sacavage, teacher, Hepburn-Lycoming

Michelle Simpson, teacher, Lycoming Valley

Derek Slaughter, teacher, WAHS

Kelli Vasallo, teacher, Curtin

Amy Weaver, teacher, WAHS

Jordan Yohn, teacher, Cochran

From crazy slam-dunks to three-man alley-oops, the New Jersey-based organization promises a night of spontaneous humor and excitement in “basketball wizardry on the hardwood.”

The Harlem Wizards promise a night of a new show and new comedy, keeping the event fresh for the audience. A halftime show will include audience participation, and players will be made available for autographs at the end of the game.

Tickets are on sale now, with a discount for students and advance sales. Tickets can be bought at the following locations: Williamsport Area High School, 2990 W. Fourth St.; the District Service Center, 2780 W. Fourth St.; and the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St.

Tickets also are available online at www.harlemwizards.com.

The WASD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for students by funding projects, programs and initiatives. For more information on the foundation, visit www.wasd.org/foundation.