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March 7, 2013
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Harlem Ambassadors come to Fruita Saturday, March 9

To raise funds for Mesa County Partners (a local nonprofit benefiting at-risk kids in need of mentors), the internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will perform at Fruita Monument High School Saturday, March 9. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) get in free.The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. This performance will feature nonstop laughs and deliver a positive message for the kids in attendance. "At our shows, we want the kids to know that they're part of our team, too," Coach Lad Majic said. "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." For Mesa County's event, the Ambassadors have partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction to help raise funds for charitable organizations that benefit young children. In the past, the Ambassadors have worked extensively with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and American Red Cross as well as Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs in communities throughout the U.S. They perform more than 200 shows a year. Those shows have helped raise millions of dollars, an accomplishment of which Ambassadors President Dale Moss is very proud.To purchase tickets, visit or contact a local Kiwanis Club member.

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