GREENWOOD, SC – Habitat for Humanity welcomed the Harlem Ambassadors back for the fourth year in a row to entertain fans with their show-style basketball to help raise money for the organization. The event was held Friday night at Emerald High School. The “Habitat Hoopsters,” a team of local Habitat for Humanity supporters, volunteered to take the court against the Ambassadors and become the targets for their jokes up to and including a WWE takedown at midcourt.
Harlem Ambassadors Co-Founder Lade Majic Prophete, or “Lady Magic” as she is more commonly known, was excited to return to the Emerald City. “Habitat for Humanity is doing a great thing here in Greenwood,” Prophete said following the game. “They have already built 66 homes in this area and they have not been around that long.” Before starting the Ambassadors, she was a standout player at the University of Missouri and played professionally in Israel. She is actively involved in working with at-risk youth through her No FEAR (No False Evidence Appearing Real) Foundation.
The Harlem Ambassadors have become a staple of Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising efforts here in Greenwood – and with good reason. The crowd was thoroughly entertained throughout the evening. They had their bench filled with kids from the crowd for the entire game. Kids and adults alike lined up for autographs following the game and an impassioned speech encouraging kids to stay away from drugs, alcohol, and gangs.
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For more information on the Harlem Ambassadors visit www.harlemambassadors.com.