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The Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team are Coming to Springfield, Vermont

posted Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Springfield Booster Club will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Dressel Gym in Riverside Middle School. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible showtime basketball skills and family-friendly comedy will face the Springfield Dream Team in a game benefiting the Springfield Athletics.

Having played over 2,500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy. Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets.

Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the long range accuracy of "General Electric" Junie Sanders. Satiated by the extraordinary tricks and ball-handling skills of Solomom Bamira, a former Harlem Globetrotter. The building will be rocking with the thunderous dunks of the high-flying "Jet Blue" Cliff Malone.

And since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets present to you the All Time Funny Man and one of Show Basketball's Greats... James "Speedy" Williams, who was featured in the movie "Above The Rim," starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. Speedy was also one of the "Original Nike Free-Style Ballers" in Nike Commercials. And, Speedy performed live at the MTV Music Awards while Jay Z did his thing. Better known as The "Crowned Prince Of Laughs".

The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the Springfield Booster Club, the Springfield Dream Team have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. The Dream Team is coached by Joel Gomez and will include many of your local favorites like elementary teacher, Erin Rounds and Springfield Police officer Shaun Smith. The game will be officiated by none other than everyone's most loved referee, Jeff Murchie.

Tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are available at Jake's South Street Market on South Street, Vianor Tire on Chester Road and the Community Center on Main Street. You can also contact Rachel Hunter from the Booster Club for tickets or purchase them the door. Tickets in advance $10 for students/senior citizens and $12 for adults. At the door $12 for students/senior citizens and $14 for adults. Sponsors for this event are Brady/Donahue, Vianor Tire Center and Holiday Inn Express Springfield.

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