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Harlem Wizards back for rematch, playground boost

Harlem Wizards

The Harlem Wizards exhibition basketball team returns to Marble Falls on April 11 to raise money for Marble Falls Inclusive Play Group. Photo courtesy of Harlem Wizards/harlemwizards.com

The Harlem Wizards are returning to the Highland Lakes this spring to showcase their basketball skills against Marble Falls school district teachers and notable residents. 

The game tips off at 7 p.m. April 11 at Max Copeland Gym on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m.

General admission is $15. Student tickets are $12. Children ages 3 and younger get in free. Reserved, courtside, and other ticket packages range from $25-$85. Online purchases include a $1.50 service fee per ticket. You can buy tickets on the team’s website.

Founded in 1962, the exhibition basketball team primarily raises money for nonprofits and school organizations. The Wizards appeared in Marble Falls and Llano in 2018 to boost funding for extracurricular programs and activities at each district.

This year, all proceeds from the night of high-flying hoops and alley-oops benefit Marble Falls Inclusive Play Group, a nonprofit founded last year to build an inclusive playground next to Colt Elementary School on Manzano Mile.

Wyatt’s Clubhouse is designed for children of all abilities through the use of ramps and harnesses as well as equipment for varying sensory abilities. The park’s concept plan also includes tunnels, slides, several types of swings, and a zipline.

The nonprofit hopes to eventually raise $1.4 million to finance the project.

nathan@thepicayune.com