Harlem Ambassadors to Play Basketball Game at SWOSU


Weatherford and Southwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the internationally-known Harlem Ambassadors basketball team on Monday, February 20, on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

The Harlem Ambassadors will play a game against a team comprised of area coaches and VIPs at Rankin Williams Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. The Ambassadors have partnered with the Weatherford Lion’s Club and SWOSU Collegiate Activities Board to raise funds for the Food for Kids program, Meals on Wheels and Lion’s Club Eyeglasses program.

The Ambassadors play a unique style of basketball, with rim-rocking slam dunks, spectacular ball handling displays and hilarious comedy routines. Not only do the Ambassadors provide fun and entertainment, they also deliver a positive message for kids, allowing children to sit on the bench, have front row seats and get involved with the action.

The Ambassadors are different than other “Harlem-style” teams as they work with local organizations and hold their shows as community fundraising events.

Tickets can be purchased at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, Great Plains Family YMCA, Best Western Motel, Weatherford Daily News and the SWOSU Dean of Students office. Advance tickets cost $5 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. Tickets at the door cost $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.

For more information, contact Darliene Garren at 580.02.1904 or darlienegarren@sbcglobal.net.

The roster of the team that will play the Ambassadors includes: Weatherford Mayor Mike Brown, David Sage, Heston Wright, Jeff Barron, Mickey Seifried, Garrett Smith, Dustey Torrey, Patrick Brewer, Rex Outhier, Sutton Simon, Trent Ratterree, Jayson Edwards, Cody Parker, Taylor Henderson, Valerie Farris and Ginger Read. The head coach of the team will be Allen Boyd and assistant coach will be Dennis Green.