Hoops and hijinks are coming to Batavia on Sun., Oct. 11 (Columbus Day Weekend) when our very own local challengers, the “Batavia Dream Team,” take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 5:30pm at the Batavia
High School gymnasium. Proceeds from the event benefit the Batavia Bulldog Boosters and the Batavia United Way and will be used for BPS101 student athletes and local families in need.
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids. The Ambassadors also deliver a positive message for kids wherever the team plays.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” says Harlem Ambassadors’ Coach Ladè Majic. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
The Batavia Dream Team includes:
• Phil Albrecht, Physical Education Teacher, Grace McWayne School
• Randy Banker, Batavia Deputy Fire Chief
• R.J. Banker, United States Army
• Greg Bauman, Physical Education Teacher, H.C. Storm School
• Bob Bowman, Physical Education Teacher, Rotolo Middle School
• Elissabeth Fehlman, BPS101 Physical Therapist
• Greg Fink, Physical Education Teacher, Hoover-Wood School
• Eric Lightner, Manager, Comfort Inn Geneva
• Nick Marsh, VP of All Star Sports (Dream Team Captain)
• Chris Milka, Assistant Principal, Hoover-Wood and Louise White Schools
• Jeff Modaff, Principal, Grace McWayne Elementary School
• Jim Nazos, Business Ed Teacher, Batavia High School (Dream Team Coach)
• Chris Ozarka, Math and Science Teacher, Batavia High School
• Tanner Seal, Special Education Teacher, J.B. Nelson Elementary School
• Ramblin’ Ray Stevens, US 99.5
• Jason Stoops, BPS101 Vice President of the Board of Education
“We scoured the area to put together a Dream Team to take on the Ambassadors,” says Lisa Farley, Batavia Bulldog Boosters Board Member. “Come and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent! It will be a night filled with laughter, comedy, and slam dunks—all to benefit the
Tickets are now on sale at BataviaBulldogBoosters.org. Advance tickets for students are $5, adults $8, children four and under are free. The event is generously sponsored by Ronald A. Murphy Dental in Batavia and Comfort Inn & Suites in Geneva.