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The Harlem Wizards will play KLSD teachers and principals on Saturday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. at John Jay High School. Tickets are $20 and available online at JohnJayBoosters.org.
The game is a fundraiser for John Jay Boosters Club, a non-profit which supports the Katonah-Lewisboro School District's athletic programs and students.
The Wizards are a show basketball team that combines tricks and dunks with laughs from seeing teachers have fun on the court. Their star-studded, experienced roster includes Arnold “A-Train” Bernard, Eric “Broadway” Jones, and Dwayne “Swoop” Simpson, three accomplished tricksters and veterans of the Globetrotters; Devon “Livewire” Curry who led his team to become the FIBA 3 on 3 US championship; and Roscoe “Sarge” Johnson, whose 360 backboard shattering dunk in a Wizards game was shown on ESPN’s dunks of the week online and has had over a hundred thousand views.
The Katonah-Lewisboro team features Monica Bermiss, Assistant Principal of John Jay Middle School, Rich Leprine, Principal of John Jay Middle School, and Kerry Ford, Principal of Increase Miller Elementary School, as well as Denise Friedly, Margot Hackett, Stephen DelMoro, Paul Crivelli, Patrick Vetere, Ahunna Akoma, Neal Schneider, and Judy McCormick.
John Jay Boosters Club will use the proceeds to support the Katonah-Lewisboro School District's athletic programs and students. “We are currently raising funds for the new cross-country trail,” said Rich Murphy, president of the Boosters. In recent years, the Boosters paid for the state-of-the-art fitness center at John Jay High School, and supported construction of the district’s tennis courts and softball dugouts. They also helped pay for scoreboards at the turf field and softball field, and sponsor annual athletic scholarships.
Shown here is Harlem Wizard “Big Mike” at Katonah Elementary School , where he led students in a cheering contest and game of catch.