Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show

Harlem Legends
Youth clinic to be held prior to the noon show.

The Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Alumni Association has announced that it will host the Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show April 6, at 12 p.m., inside the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium on the Dyersburg campus. A Harlem Legends Youth Clinic will be offered before the show at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the DSCC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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 afternoon of family fun as they challenge the Harlem Legends in a friendly game of hoops.

Youth ages 7-14 years old are invited to attend the Harlem Legends Youth Basketball Clinic beginning at 10 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 per child and includes admission to the 12 p.m. show, fun basketball instruction from the Harlem Legends, an autographed team photo and a workout booklet. The Clinic will also stress the importance of education and leading a drug-free lifestyle. The opportunity to purchase an autographed basketball from the team for $20 will also be available. The Youth Clinic is limited to 70 children.

The cost to attend the Harlem Legends Basketball Show at 12 p.m. is $15 general admission presale, $20 at the door, and $30 VIP admission. The VIP admission tickets include preferred seating, an autographed team photo, access to the hospitality suite before the game, and a meet and greet with the Harlem Legends at 11 a.m. VIP tickets are limited.

Sponsorships for the event are available and include a variety of benefits including tickets, autographed team photos, and access to the hospitality suite, meet, and greet before the game.

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.

Youth Clinic registration forms can be picked up and tickets can be purchased at the Business Office inside the Eller Administration Building on the Dyersburg campus. For more information, contact Constance Clay at 731-286-3349 or clay@dscc.edu.