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Harlem Wizards Basketball Game

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A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to town for an event that’s fun for the whole family! The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Crystal Lake Central High School on November 3, 2019 for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game against a team of District 47 and District 155 administrators, teachers, community leaders, and community members. Proceeds will benefit Hannah Beardsley, Lundahl, and Richard Bernotas Middle Schools as well as the CL Central Boosters.


The home team players will play in front of family, friends, and fans, and spectators, who will delight in seeing their beloved teachers, principals, and community leaders run the court. The event will feature a variety of fun interactive extras to complement the Wizards' dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry: Pregame "Wiz Kids" warm-up, contests, comedy, awesome slam dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways, and more. The game will conclude with the Wizards' signature dance extravaganza that will have the crowd on their feet!


Founded in 1962, the Wizards have played over 15,000 games throughout the US that have raised over $25 million for schools and charitable causes. The Wizards have also played in over 25 foreign countries on five continents.


Tickets are priced as follows (advance purchase):

Student admission $15

General admission $20

Reserved $25

Courtside Plus* $35


*Courtside Plus ticket holders receive first or second row seating and meet privately with selected Wizard players before the game for a meet-and-greet and show. A limited number of Courtside Plus tickets are available.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit Event organizers are looking for parent volunteers to help with the event. Please click the link to learn about these opportunities and to sign up for a time slot!