ES & JHS FUN(d) RAISING
THE MILES OF SMILES TOUR
Send School And Community Spirit Soaring
Have Fun While Raising Funds
Since 1962 Thousands of Elementary, Middle Schools and Junior High Schools have had wonderful Harlem Wizards trick-hoops basketball events and raised approximately $10 million dollars in the process.
The Harlem Wizards have earned exuberant praise from event organizers of Charities, PTA's, PTO's, Student Councils, HSA's and beyond.
OUR AMAZING TEAM
The Wizards organization is proud to feature players with prolific and diverse basketball backgrounds and talents. The roster includes many former College Stars, a World Scholar Athlete, A trick-shooting champion with a Masters degree, and many whose talents are featured in basketball movies, and commercials, such as the NIKE Freestyle commercials. The team features excellent basketball players, who can put on a show with their slams, world class tricks, precision teamwork, and theatrical style humor.
The slogan is "Tricks, Hoops, Alley-Oops, and a Whole Lot More, and it is more than a slogan, it is our mission every show! We aim to create an awe-inspiring and funny to the bone event every time.
The icing on the cake is that every Wizard is gracious and enthusiastic from the opening tip, to the final buzzer and beyond...The event is not over until every child and teenager looking to meet the players and receive an autograph has that opportunity.
Raise Funds While Delighting Your School/Community
You can be successful with modest or ambitious fund raising goals. Whether your goal is to raise $1000 or $20,000 the Harlem Wizards will be a unique and innovative way of accomplishing that.
This two-hour event will feature the Harlem Wizards taking on your All-Star team. We recommend teachers, principals, parents and other well-known people in your community to comprise your team. Students love to see their teachers get schooled by the Wizards, while the teachers have fun showing the tricks up their sleeves! You can pick up to 25 players for your prolific squad.
The Harlem Wizards adjust to all levels of competition, from the novice, to the experienced player. You can fill your bench with up to 25 players! It may not help you win, but it will add to the fun, and the drawing power and interest for the event if you pick a wide ranging roster.
MORE THAN A GAME
The Wizards opening routine consists of tricks and dunks galore. The Harlem Wizards' MC will pump up the crowd, and spin the family approved Harlem Wizards hip-hop theme song.
The game features humor, amazing teamwork, awesome slams, and tricks. Parts of the game will feature the Harlem Wizards antics, while other parts will showcase the Harlem Wizards amazing tricks and basketball skills. If your team can handle it, one quarter will be pure competition--with the Harlem Wizards giving your team a lead that they will gallantly try to hold onto!
A HARLEM WIZARDS BASKETBALL GAME INCLUDES
- 6-7 Harlem Wizards
- Game Announcer/MC*
- Full Sound System, for music and PA.
- Half-Time show with audience participation
- Free Post-Game Autograph Session
The usual price range for ticket sales is $8-$15. Depending on your goals and the financial plan you pick with the Wizards, there can be flexibility on ticket prices. Some Organizations just want the fun, and fund raising is not part of their goal.
THE FUND RAISING STARTING FIVE
- TICKET SALES
- REFRESHMENTS: If you sell food and drink concessions 100% of the revenue is yours.
- WIZARDS MERCHANDISE: Look at the online store, to get an idea of Wizards Merchandise that will be sold at the game. You can earn up to 25% if you choose the option of providing staffing for this.
- SPONSORSHIP: This high visibility event is great exposure and goodwill for area businesses.
- RAFFLES & AUCTIONS
THE HALFTIME SHOW
The Harlem Wizards pick children and teens from the audience to participate in our exciting and funny Harlem Wizards game of catch. This really brings home the bond with the team and fans.
CAN I HAVE AN AUTOGRAPH?
The Harlem Wizards' free post game autograph session is truly the thing that tops off the event. Every fan that wants an autograph gets one. There is no time limit! We take tremendous pride in the way our players interact with each fan with warmth, spirit and gentleness! There is nothing quite like it in the entire world of sports.
Merchandise sales will add to the fundraising and the excitement. A wide selection of items will be sold at each game. But the best part is that if you provide the volunteers your school will earn a percentage of all sales. See the merchandise area of the web site to get a better idea of what we can offer.
Specially discounted merchandise sample kits can be purchased in advance. The merchandise in the kits can be used as an eye-catching display to promote your upcoming visit from the Harlem Wizards. We suggest that you raffle off the merchandise or give them away as prizes on the actual day of the event..
BEFORE THE GAME
You will be given an event-planning guide and assigned a representative from our staff, who will work with you towards having a wildly successful event. You will have the benefit of 43 years of Wizard experience working with schools.
PROMOTION, PROMOTION, PROMOTION
Included in the Free Pre-Game Promotional Packages are:
- 75 Full Color Posters
- 1000 Custom Printed Tickets
- Promotional and Informational DVD and CD
- Player and Team Bio's
- Event Production Guidelines & Timeline
BRING A WIZARD TO YOUR SCHOOL
Our advance promotional visit, by one or more Wizards is great! This is optional, reasonably priced, and amazingly effective.
...AND WE AIM TO BE BACK & MAKE LIFETIME FANS!
The Harlem Wizards can be an every year event that becomes something everyone looks forward to. The Harlem Wizards hope to leave a lasting impression and make fans forever!
Fans look forward to seeing the legendary Harlem Wizard players such as Tojo, Speedy, and Broadway in addition to the newer Harlem Wizards, DP, Rocket and Trikz--the youngest Harlem Wizard who was added to the Wizards roster last year. What new twists, plays, players and routines will the Wizards have, to surprise the fans? Who will be on your team next time?
"No other event has had such an impact on us. You captured enthusiasm and school team spirit among students and staff".
Nurceal McQueen and John DiCarlo
Assistant Principal and Special Events Coordinator
Jeffrey M. Rappaport School