Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show
The Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Alumni Association will host the Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., inside the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium on the Dyersburg campus. A Harlem Legends Youth Clinic will be offered before the show.
The Harlem Legends, a group of former Harlem Globetrotters, NBA players, NFL players, USA Olympians and other professional athletes, will play against the Dyersburg State All-Stars. The Dyersburg State All-Star team will be comprised of alumni as well as local business and community leaders including mayors, coaches, teachers and more who have agreed to an evening of family fun as they challenge the Harlem Legends in a friendly game of hoops.
The Harlem Legends were founded by former Harlem Globetrotter and DSCC Alumnus Michael Douglas and are a part of the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ (MDYF). The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing positive messages and activities for people of all ages. The Legends travel all over the country for speaking engagements, festival appearances, and youth basketball camps and clinics. More information can be found at www.harlemlegends.com.
Michael Douglas grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and had a love for basketball at an early age. He was a standout athlete at Booker T. Washington High School and played for Dyersburg State Community College in 1979-80. In 1986, Michael tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters and was named the No. 1 pick among 1500 other outstanding athletes. He toured with the Globetrotters from 1986-1993 and has traveled to over 100 countries entertaining crowds as the seventh showman in the history of the Globetrotters. In 1991, he founded the MDYF to provide communities with fun, educational activities and promote a model of healthy living to others. The Foundation helps raise funds for communities and nonprofit organizations around the country.