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.