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Harlem Wizards Slam Dunk School Fundraiser

The performance basketball team put on a rousing show in Hauppauge to build support for class programs.

The Harlem Wizards stopped by Hauppauge High School on Saturday to put on a dazzling show of energy and skill, all for the benefit of local students.

Teachers and staff of Forest Brook Elementary School put on their running shoes to test their skills against the Wizards to support educational programs.

John Kennedy, Jr., minority leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, stepped in to referee the game.

The Harlem Wizard, is a basketball travel team that combines comedy with high-flying stunts to help with local fundraising efforts.

The proceed from the game will go to the Forest Brook Elementary Parent Teacher Association, Hauppauge High School.

Not only did the performance act as a fundraiser for Hauppauge Schools, but it also honored the memory of students whose lives were taken too soon.

Also benefiting from the fundraiser are Kicks for Cancer and the Courtney Sipes Memorial Foundation, which was founded in memory of Courtney Sipes, a Hauppauge student killed while crossing Smithtown’s Main Street by a drug-intoxicated driver. The Courtney Sipes Memorial Foundation pursues the dual goals of supporting youth participation in music and the arts and promoting pedestrian safety efforts.

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