WOOLWICH TWP. — On Jan. 2, the Comet All Stars played in a SLAMTASTIC game against the Harlem Wizards at Kingsway Regional High School. The annual community fundraising event came back to town and featured a variety of fun interactive extras to complement the Wizards’ dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry.
Throughout the night the audience was entertained by the Harlem Wizards pregame “Wiz Kids” warm-up, many contests, raffles, awesome slam dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways, and so much more. The game concluded with the Wizards’ signature dance extravaganza that had the crowd on their feet.
Thanks to the sponsors, the PTO was able to provide prizes such as an Alshon Jeffrey Eagles football jersey donated by Rothman Orthopedics, and two $100 Visa gift cards donated by Insight Workforce Solutions for the half time contest
“We were excited to host the Wizards again this year with the Wizards’ Rocket Unit,” said Helene Santillo, President of the Swedesboro-Woolwich PTO. “They are outstanding showmen who deliver fantastic family entertainment for a great cause.”
The Comet All Stars team consists of fun-loving SWSD teachers and administrators who enjoy a little competition and a good laugh, while helping raise money for the PTO in support of the students in this school district.
More than 50 years of worldwide basketball wizardry, the Harlem Wizards have played over 15,000 games throughout the US that have raised over $25 million for schools and charitable causes. The team was founded in 1962 by sports promoter Howie Davis and it remains a family operation, now run by Howie’s son Todd and grandson Rick.