Harlem Ambassadors entertain Pinedale
#21, 6'5" Alexander Wright, made many impressive high-flying jump baskets.
The Harlem Ambassadors went to Big Piney Thursday morning or an assembly at the Middle School and chose about a dozen "honorary Ambassadors" who were invited to the evening performance. The kids got to sit on the team bench and participate in the show.
Jonathan Pope basket
Jonathan Pope, #2, slams a basket for the Harlem Ambassadors. He is 5’ 11", from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Brent Thomas (#33) shoots for a basket for the Sublette County Sharpshooters.
Game Refs were Mike Vickrey and Ken James.
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
March 26, 2012
The Pinedale and Big Piney Lions Clubs sponsored the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team for an exhibition game in Pinedale on Thursday, March 22nd. The Ambassadors played against the local team, the "Sublette County Sharpshooters."
Sublette County Sharpshooters:
Riley Bennett (#13)
Jim Brost (Wyoming Cowboy #4)
Shauna McGowen (#24)
Spencer McMillen (#15)
Tyler Swafford (#3)
Brent Thomas (#33)
Trey Wilkinson (#42)
Daniel York (#4)
The Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball game is a family-friendly community fundraiser event. Since 1998, Harlem Ambassadors, Inc. has partnered with hundreds of non-profit organizations in all 50 states and 20 foreign countries to raise money for worthy causes and bring high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy, and fun for the whole family.
On Thursday morning, the Harlem Ambassadors traveled to Big Piney Middle School for a special assembly. It was a fun and interactive session where the Ambassadors asked questions and chose about a dozen "honorary Ambassadors" that were invited to the evening performance in Pinedale. The kids got to sit on the team bench and participate in the show.
Over 500 spectators attended the evening event, a great showing for the Thursday before spring break in Pinedale. Local businesses sponsored 105 kid’s tickets, which were given out to every elementary classroom in the county. Additional tickets were donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Special Olympics; and the Public Health Nurse’s Office.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Lions Club county-wide Free Diabetes Testing Program administered by the Sublette County Public Health Nurse’s Office. For a free appointment, call 307-367-2157 in Pinedale or 307-276-3575 in Big Piney.
Referees for the game were Mike Vickrey and Ken James.
Scorekeeper was Gail Hamner.
Harlem Ambassadors Roster:
(Name, Number, Position, Height, College, Years Pro)
Jimmy Donnell III, Announcer, Rust College-Holly Springs, Mississippi, 2
Tiffara Steward, #46, Guard, 4’ 6", Farmingdale State-Farmingdale, New York, 1
Gerren Hamilton, #10, Guard, 5’ 9", Ranger College/Southwestern Assemblies of God University-Waxahachie, Texas, R
Te'Quila Martin, #00, Guard/Understudy, 5’ 5", Tuskegee University-Tuskegee, Alabama, R
Nick Simpson, #33, Guard, 5’ 11", Vermont
Jonathan Pope, #2, Guard, 5’ 11", William Penn University-Oskaloosa, Iowa, R
Alexander Wright, #21, Forward, 6’ 5", Edward Waters College-Jacksonville, Florida, R
Baymont Inn & Suites
VFW Post 4801, 1st Bank
Office Outlets in Pinedale and Big Piney
Bank of Sublette County
A to Z Hardware
Rebel Auto Parts
Wolf’s Pinedale Dodge
Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #9
Pinedale High School Class of 2012
For more information contact:
Big Piney Lions Ray & Tracy Pape, 307-276-3923
Pinedale Lion Mindi Crabb, Membership Chair, Pinedale Lions Club, 307-367-3341 or 307-231-0942
Pinedale Leos (youth ages 11-18), see Lion Jacque Strike at the Pinedale Library
Pinedale Lions Club
2nd VDG, District 15, Wyoming
PO Box 1103
Pinedale, WY 82941
Editor's Note: There will be a Meet & Greet to learn more about the Lions Club on Thursday, April 26th at noon in the Pinedale Library boardroom. Refreshments will be provided.