The Harlem Ambassadors will be taking the court in the Blanco High School gym on Thursday, January 26, bringing dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks, and hilarious family-friendly comedy. The show basketball team will be going up against the Blanco All Stars and raising money for Blanco Volunteer EMS and Blanco Chamber of Commerce.
“The opportunity to bring entertainment on a level that Blanco hasn’t seen before... It’s also an opportunity for the Chamber to bring affordable, high-level, family-oriented entertainment to the community,” said Marcy Westcott, president of the chamber. “It’s the type of entertainment that you’d typically have to travel to Austin or San Antonio to see. The Chamber is always looking for new and innovative things that we can do and we felt like this met all those criteria.”
Tickets are on sale now at the chamber office (312 Pecan St.), Blanco National Bank, Liz’s on the Square, and Lowe’s/Super S Foods. For more information, contact the Chamber at 830-833-5101.
Going up against the Harlem Ambassadors are the Blanco All Stars team–Jared Holmes (sponsored by Aqua Power Cutting, Inc.), John Ryan Pepper (Aqua Power Cutting, Inc.), Steve Gregory (Blanco A/C, Electrical and Plumbing), Jennifer Oines (Blanco Chamber), Mark Tidwell (Blanco National Bank), Stormy Pruitt (Blanco National Bank), Craig Neffendorf (Blanco Physical Therapy), Heather Blue (Blanco Veterinary Clinic), Jason Murphree (Bunco Babes of Landon’s Crossing), Ben Escovedo (City of Blanco), Ronnie Rodriguez (City of Blanco), Dr. Douglas Pautz (Douglas M. Pautz, DDS), Justin Cole (Express Care), Caitlan Buchanan (Friends of Blanco State Park), Maria Guerrero (Wayne and Martha Gosnell), Will Reyna (Healing Arts Community Health Center), Jason Isaac (State Representative), Russ Whitlock (Bonnie Jenschke), Jimmy Klepac (Klepac Greenhouses, Inc.), Leo Plaza (Liz’s On The Square), Tommy Haydon (New England Financial, A Met Life Company), Josh Way (Real Ale Brewing), and Martin Sauceda (Uptown Blanco, Ltd.).
The basketball-playing organization has partnered with groups across the country, and in several other countries, to help raise funds for non-profits by putting on a professional show basketball game.
The show is fun for all ages, from the young ones in awe of the new tricks to older folks enjoying tried-and-true gags by the team.
The event is presented by the Blanco Chamber, sponsored by Blanco National Bank and Aqua Power Cutting, Inc., with in-kind sponsorship from Blanco County News and Westcott Graphic Print.