Harlem Wizards to take on ASD Dream Team at Dieruff High School Event

April 2 Fundraiser Game Benefits School’s AFJROTC

Allentown, PA (March 21, 2016)   On Saturday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. Dieruff High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC is hosting The Harlem Wizards in a family-fun basketball event that will pit the Wizards against the “ASD Dream Team”.

The Wizards, with their family-awesome slam-dunking brand of entertainment basketball, have been offering interactive fun events for kids of all ages for the past 54 years. The team is known for its sky-high slams and amazing hoop talent – all performed while supporting much-needed fundraising for schools and non-profit organizations.

The “ASD Dream Team” includes 25 ASD staff and students from Dieruff High School; South Mountain and Harrison-Morton Middle Schools; and Central, Ritter, and Sheridan Elementary Schools. The Dream Team will be coached by Dieruff Principal Susan Bocian and Assistant Principal Patrick McNulty, while the officials for the game will be the actual Dieruff High School basketball coaches.

Ticket costs are as follows: Advance General Admission Tickets are $5/students and $8/adults; and General Admission at the Door are $6/students and $10/adults. Anyone interested can purchase a “Courtside Plus” package for $15 which includes MVP seating, a Meet-and-Greet with the Wizards, and more.

The event, which will be held in the school’s gym, is open to the public. All proceeds benefit Dieruff’s AFJROTC. Tickets are available online at http://www.harlemwizards.com/. For more information about the event, contact Dieruff’s AFJROTC Office at 484-765-5563.

Louis E. Dieruff High School is located at 815 North Irving Street, Allentown.

About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 16,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial throughout 2015-2016, serves students from 43 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources.


Information provided by:
Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District