Fresh Fundraiser: Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Exhibition Comes to RISD

January 19, 2010 • Shea Regian, Guest Contributor  
Filed under Sports

What do you think of when you hear the word fundraiser? Chocolate bars, cookie dough, packaged food or catalog trinkets? Time to change your thinking! A unique and fresh fundraiser is coming to Rockwall.

Springer Elementary PTA is sponsoring a fundraising basketball exhibition with the Harlem Ambassadors. Just like the Harlem Globetrotters, the Ambassadors’ team is made up of highly skilled players with huge personalities. Unlike the Globetrotters, the Ambassadors’ team is made up of college aged males and females. The mission of the Harlem Ambassadors includes promoting the values of staying in school, staying off drugs and fostering racial harmony. The team delivers this message through high flying dunks, comedy routines and family friendly fun.

Every team needs an opponent for there to be a game so the Springer PTA proudly introduces their own Springer Dream Team: Representing Springer Elementary School are Mike Pitcher, Principal Clint Wilcox, Teacher, Steve Kelly, Coach and Clark Pennington, WatchDOG Dad. Representing Utley Middle School is Dane Steinberger, Coach. Representing Cain Middle School are Tracey Black, Coach and Kevin Walker, Coach. Representing RHHS are Tom Maglisceau, Principal, Todd Bradford, Asst. Principal, Priscilla Vela, Coach, Brad Waters, Coach, and Aaron Caulfield, Coach.

The Springer PTA is bringing this fast paced fun to Rockwall-Heath High School on January 24th at 6:00 pm. After the game is over, the team has agreed to stay as long as necessary to sign autographs with everyone that wants one. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:20 pm or online at Ticket costs are $8.50 for children to age 12 and $10.50 for adults. Imagine that–for the same basic cost of a movie, a lively, hilarious, up close and personal basketball game. Not bad for a “fundraiser.”


One Response to “Fresh Fundraiser: Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Exhibition Comes to RISD”

  1. Nancy on January 22nd, 2010 2:24 pm

    Sounds like a very fun way for the PTA to fundraise! Many PTA / PTOs have also incorporated into their strategy the Adopt-A-Classroom program which allows them to take the lead on helping teachers get classroom grants in order to purchase interactive learning materials that improve the classroom environment. This is a nonprofit program that allows members of the community to make tax-deductible donations to classrooms. Teachers, administrators, and PTA members can register to use the program at


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