By Anna Skinner
For the second year in a row, the Harlem Wizards and the teachers and principals of Westfield Washington Schools will compete in a basketball game, Hoop Hysteria, from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Westfield High School, 18250 N. Union St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The fundraiser benefits the Westfield Education Foundation, which supports public education in Washington Township of Hamilton County. Money raised will go toward teaching grants, which can be utilized for all grades. The foundation also helps provide scholarships for the new graduates of Westfield High School.
“This is our second basketball event with the world famous Harlem Wizards, and it is guaranteed be a fun evening for the whole family,” said Duane Lutz, president of the board of directors for the Westfield Education Foundation. “All ages will be entertained by the very impressive basketball tricks and talent of the Wizards as they take on our WWS teachers, principals and staff.”
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with $20 tickets for reserved center court seating. The event also sells a limited number of courtside plus tickets, which cost $35 and include a meet-and-greet for 10 minutes, courtside seating, a free souvenir, pizza, soda and more. All tickets can be purchased at www.harlemwizards.com or through the Westfield Education Foundation at 867-8085 or [email protected].
“Since 1986, the Westfield Education Foundation has awarded over $900,000 in teaching grants and college scholarships to support academic excellence for the students at Westfield Washington Schools,” Lutz said. “As our school district continues to grow, community support of our mission has become even more important.”