Wizards take down St. Helens school 'All Stars' in basketball fundraiser
Harlem Wizards, a performance basketball team, squared off against teachers, administrators in fundraiser game
The St. Helens School District hosted the Harlem Wizards basketball team for an action-packed and humorous basketball performance Monday, April 11.
The St. Helens High School All-Stars team, made up of school district staff, faced off against the Harlem Wizards, a professional show basketball team, in a fundraiser game Monday night.
St. Helens High School Principal BG "The Rock" Aguirre and softball coach Miranda "Lillard 2" Little helped lead the team.
The All-Stars received 10 points for tricky shots throughout the evening as the Wizards unleashed their antics upon the crowd.
In the end the Wizards beat the All-Stars in front of a good-sized crowed. More than 580 tickets were sold for the game and the school district raised $3,000 from the event, which will be evenly distributed to all schools, said Stacey Mendoza, the district's community relations manager.
Before the big game, "Tojo" Henderson, a Wizards team member, visited Lewis and Clark Elementary School, McBride Elementary School and St. Helens Middle School to talk to students about respect, responsibility and anti-bullying.
While visiting the schools, Henderson also performed tricks and passes with students and helped raffle off tickets to the show.