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MyFOX8.com Winston-Salem: Bounce out the Stigma -- A basketball camp at Wake Forest University called "Bounce out the Stigma" was something really special. These kids said they left with a whole new outlook on life.

WCF Courier - Cedar Valley: Harlem Wizards take on local celebrities -- The Wizards took on a team of 25 local "Incredibles" comprising local celebrities in the Cedar Falls High School gym.

YNN - Elmira/Corning NY: Harlem Wizards teach kids about respect -- When parents and teachers talk to their children about being respectful, kids tend to hear them. But when a professional athlete talks to them, that's when they really start to listen. 12/08/10 Watch Video

KGW Newschannel 8 Portland: Harlem Wizards @ Liberty H.S.-- 5/4/10

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Fox 28 - News at 10: Harlem Wizards -- Johnny DiLoretto learns some basketball tricks from the Harlem Wizards at Dublin Scioto High School. 11/18/10 Watch Video

WGAL 8: Harlem Wizards Dribble And Dunk At Conestoga Valley -- The traveling tricksters dunked and dribbled on a team of Buckskins teachers as part of a fundraiser for the school district. 11/13/10 Watch Video

11 Connects - WJHL TV: Harlem Wizards Visit Viking Hall -- Hundreds packed into Bristol's Viking Hall on Tuesday night to watch dizzying display of basketball skills and fun. 10/19/10 Read More and Watch Video

NY1: Harlem Wizards Put Healthy Spin On Fun -- With fancy moves and their show-stopping antics, a few members of the Harlem Wizards took their brand of basketball to MS 256 on the Upper West Side. 11/24/09 Read More and Watch Video

WHSV News 3: Harlem Wizards Visit A Waynesboro School -- 10/07/09

WLUC TV6: Wizards raise funds. EWEN -- A local basketball team had a tough task Saturday in Ontonagon County. The Ewen Loggers met the Harlem Wizards. This wasn't a battle of which team would win; everyone was a winner because money raised from the game went to the Ewen Elementary Booster Club. 10/02/08 Read More and/or Watch the Video.

NEWS 10 NOW: Harlem Wizards perform for fair crowds - New York State Fair -- If you're into some cool basketball skills, just check out the court outside the Coca-Cola Coliseum. 08/21/08 Find out more and watch interview.

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Star Gazette - NY: Harlem Wizards deliver message while entertaining students See Photo Reportage

Medina Sun - OH: The Harlem Wizards hit the hoops, but Medina schools are winners -- The event was a fund-raiser funding for the Friends of Medina City Schools organization. It also featured a Basketball Hall of Famer, Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait, a Medina resident who was on hand to handle announcing chores for the event... 10/08/10 Read More

Seacoast Online - ME: Wizards astound crowd in benefit hoops game -- The Harlem Wizards extended their winning streak to 3,001 games Thursday night, but a thoroughly entertained crowd -- and the community groups who benefited from the charity game -- were the real winners... 10/08/10 Read More

Fremont Tribune - NE: Harlem Wizards spread message during school visits -- Harlem Wizards basketball players made the rounds to local schools Monday, promoting their 7 p.m. Saturday performance at the Midland Event Center... 10/05/10 Read More

Medina Gazette - OH: Benefit basketball game draws fans, raises money for Medina schools -- As any sports fan can tell you, the final score of a game doesn’t always tell the whole story... 9/30/10 Read More

Daily Courier-Observer - NY: Harlem Wizards Share Skills And Advice -- Arthur W. Lewis Jr., who says he's best known as "King Arthur" from the Harlem Wizards, had a lot of basketball tricks up his sleeve,... 05/22/10 Read More

Santa Maria Times - CA: Wizards produce hoops magic -- Local police officers take on Harlem team in fun-filled dunk-fest. The game hadn't even started yet and the cheers for the Harlem Wizards were swelling inside the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium at Hancock College. 04/24/10 Read More

The Citizen - Auburn NY: Hoops for charity -- When the Harlem Wizards stepped onto the Auburn High School court about a month ago in front sold-out crowd, it was something Joe Calarco had dreamed of but wasn't sure would actually happen. 03/08/10 Read More

Garden City Patch: A Basketball Lesson in Wizardry at Garden City High School -- "The stands were full and as far as a fundraiser goes, you can't do any better," Mr. Steingruebner said. "Today was definitely a success." 02/08/10 Read More and Watch Videos

Chappaqua-Mount Kisco Patch: Harlem Wizards Come to Chappaqua -- Wizards join forces with the Chappaqua School Foundation to raise money for education. The stands were packed and the show sold out for Chappaqua's 12th annual Harlem Wizards basketball game Sunday at Horace Greeley High School. 02/01/10 Read More and See Photos

The Corning Leader: Wizards Pack Horseheads Middle School -- The Harlem Wizards brought their high-energy style of basketball to Horseheads Middle School for a fundraiser Saturday. The Wizards faced the Wrecking Crew, a team filled with local celebrities. 01/16/10 See Photos

New Haven Independent: Harlem Wizards Teach Kids Hoops, Life Skills -- "Don't be afraid to fail... Don't take the easy way out." The lesson was a slam-dunk to nearly 100 fifth and sixth-graders Tuesday at the Barnard Environmental Studies Intradistrict Magnet School. 01/06/10 Read More and Watch Video

Nashoba Publishing: Harlem Wizards return to Ayer, Ma -- Fred Deppe became the principal of the Ayer Page Hilltop School a little over a year ago, and along with his vast administration experience, he brought along some community building fundraising ideas. 12/11/09 Read More

The Hudson Reporter: Wizards WOW Students -- The Harlem Wizards basketball team visited North Bergen grammar schools last week to spread the word about their upcoming fundraising game against the North Bergen school district faculty, but they also brought a more important message of community involvement. 11/30/09 Read More

Chicago Tribune: Niles West nets Harlem Wizards for fundraiser to help women from Niger -- Three Niles West High School seniors are heading a fundraiser at the Skokie school featuring the Harlem Wizards basketball team to benefit Expanding Lives, a charity started by two Niles West teachers. 11/11/09 Read More

The Journal Press: Harlem Wizards put 'fun' in fundraiser -- When is the last time you had a chance to go to a professional basketball game? Too expensive? Too far away? 10/22/09 Read More

The New Standard: Promoting upcoming Harlem Wizards show is entertaining in itself -- Harlem Wizards player David Paul unfolded his 6-foot-6 body out of Greenwave basketball head coach Jerry Garris's van Thursday morning and headed his way into Stuart Pepper Middle School. 9/21/09 Read More

Meade County Messenger: Harlem Wizards come to town -- David (DP) Paul, starting everything, for the Harlem Wizards, performed throughout Meade County last week as an advanced warning that the Harlem Wizards are coming to town. When asked his position on the team he said, "Anywhere they want me, a little 2, 3, 4 or 5...even at center." 9/16/09 Read More

My Record Journal: Southington summer readers rewarded with outdoor party -- Screams erupted at the library, but not to worry - several heroes were on hand for the grand finale of the Reading Saves the Day summer book program featuring the Harlem Wizards. 8/15/09 Read More & Watch Video

Kids News Inc.: The iStar Charity Foundation - Hoops For Kids -- Think of a time when you knew that someone was in need and you didn’t know how to help. Did you think about helping them by playing basketball! You could do both by playing basketball and looking up the iStar Charity Foundation. 07/09 Read More

Blog Talk Radio: Jerry Butler discusses the state of the sports industry with George Bell former Harlem Wizards and Harlem Globetrotters great. George played with the Wizards in the early 90's. At 7'8" he is the tallest man in the United States and the tallest player to ever play professionally in the USA! 06/12/09 Read More

New Jersey Newsroom: "Slam Dunk the Junk" takes aim at New Jersey's litter -- The campaign was officially launched at the NJCC's Sixth Annul Kids for Clean Communities Seminar and Awards Banquet -- a three-day event that was headlined by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker and the Harlem Wizards. 06/08/09 Read More

KCBY: Harlem Wizards don't disappoint -- COOS BAY, Ore. - Bringing the latest "Trick Hoopz and Alley Oops," the Harlem Wizards once again come to the SOCC campus to skool some students in the art of basketball. And it's a perfected art, with stylish spins, swoops and slam dunks. 05/19/09 Read More

The Journal News: Hocus Pocus hoops -- Harlem Wizards wow Jefferson County at charity basketball game. Shenandoah Junction - Magic was in the air Thursday night as the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team left people in the packed bleachers of Jefferson High School spellbound with their patented array of tricks, hoops and alley-oops. 04/17/09 Read More

The Coast Star: Harlem Wizards dazzle Squan crowd -- The people who filled the Manasquan High School gymnasium on Sunday were dazzled by the incredible basketball skills of the Harlem Wizards. 04/02/09 Download PDF

The Santa Maria Times: Wizards cast spell on Boys in Blue -- And what a show it was on Tuesday when the high-flying traveling act known as the Harlem Wizards took on local law enforcement at Righetti High in a basketball fundraiser. And coaching those cops were none other than star Central Coast residents Grant and Robin Ventura. 04/01/09 Read More

North Adams Transcript: Faculty take on Harlem Wizards in fundraiser -- Parent, students, teachers and community members packed the Hoosac Valley High School gymnasium Sunday afternoon to watch the Harlem Wizards play against fifteen members of the faculty and staff of C.T. Plunkett Elementary School. 03/30/09 Read More

Gainesville Times: Wizards, Hoopsters put on show for community -- Height? The Harlem Wizards had it. Talent? The Wizards had that, too. Fun? Everyone in attendance had that. 03/28/09 Read More

WCSS 1490 AM: Not Just Sports w/Fritz Hauck -- Halftime Interview of Harlem Wizards super rookie Ron "Skycam" Ferguson in Amsterdam, NY at the St. Mary's Institute's game on 03/16/09. (approx. 10 minutes)

The Express-Times: Harlem Wizards Help Middle School put a Good Spin on Dreaded Testing Week -- Forks Twp. Teachers at the Easton Area Middle School grades 7-8 could barely believe their eyes last year: Students were actually looking forward to school during PSSA week.. 03/14/09 Read More.

The Rye Record: Harlem Wizards Brought Their Magic to Town -- The Rye High School gym was filled to capacity February 28, as the Harlem Wizards came to town to challenge the Rye Hoopsters to a game of basketball. The Hoopsters gave the Wizards a run for their money, but fell in the end, 109-101. 03/13/09 Read More

mycentraljersey.com: Raritan Township basketball league to take on Harlem Wizards for charity -- The Readington Men's All Star Team will take on the Harlem Wizards for the 8th Annual Charity Basketball Event for the Shannon Daley Memorial Fund on Wednesday at the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Field House.. 02/27/09 Read More.

Wellsville Daily Reporter: Harlem Wizards wow the Wellsville crowd -- One of the few rules about Wednesday night's game between the Harlem Wizards and the Wellsville All-Stars was that everyone -- players and fans alike -- have fun. 02/12/09 Read More.

Taunton Daily Gazette: Wizards delight area families -- The Harlem Wizards came to compete against The Raynham Middle School All-Stars, a team composed of eight students and 11 teachers. Tickets were sold in both Bridgewater and Raynham for the event held at Bridgewater-Raynham High School, and the evening was a tremendous success. 02/03/09 Read More.

The Jersey Journal: Harlem Wizards slam dunk North Bergen fundraiser -- More than 1,000 spectators came out last night to see the Harlem Wizards perform trick hoops and alley-oops and to play the faculty and staff members of the North Bergen school district at a fundraiser at North Bergen High School. 01/23/09 Read More.

NJ.com: Harlem Wizards put on show at MHS -- The Harlem Wizards, a New York "streetball" team, returned on Sunday night to scrimmage against faculty and parents of Normandy Park Elementary School. 01/019/09 Read More.

NJ.com: Harlem Wizards bring tricks, hoops, and alley oops to First Night -- First Night of Morris County featured some basketball talent that fans normally don't see from NBA players. 01/01/09 Read More.

Kids News: The Wizards Of Tricks Hoops And Ally Oops -- Imagine walking into a gymnasium filled with some of the best basketball players in the world playing as one team in a basketball game against your very own teachers. 12/08 Read More.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Victor High School Creating Leaders Who Serve -- Two fundraisers in late November were organized by leadership students. The Harlem Wizards basketball team, based in New York City, came to Victor High School for an evening of exhibition games, which drew almost 800 people. 12/06/08 Read More.

The Odessa File: Wizards-Faculty Game Packs Them In -- The bleachers were full and an overflow group of fans were standing against the end-line walls Saturday night at the Watkins Glen High School Field House. 11/23/08 Read More.

Star Exponent: Wizards take teachers to school at CMS -- The Harlem Wizards promised tricks, hoops and alley oops when they took the court at Culpeper Middle School Saturday night, and that is just what they delivered. 11/15/08 Read More.

The Panther: Harlem Wizards put on a show off court -- As a part of the festivities this Homecoming, The Harlem Wizards made a stop Tuesday to Prairie View A&M campus... 10/08/08 Read More.

Brooklyn Eagle: Sports Program AIMs High: B-Ball Stars Motivate High School Athletes -- Research shows that sports can be a fundamental instrument in reaching children in the early development stages, and have taught student athletes essential life skills such as commitment, leadership, decision-making and problem solving. 10/24/08 Read More.

The Beacon News: Magic on court at Simmons Middle School. AURORA -- Teenage girls squealed with excitement Tuesday night at Simmons Middle School, flailing their arms toward the floor where the Harlem Wizards basketball team prepared to take the court. 10/03/08 Read More.

Northwoods Online Magazine: Basketball Wizardry at E-TC. The long awaited Harlem Wizard exhibition games took place Saturday during the Annual Ewen Log Jamboree. 09/27/08 Read More.

Epilepsy Advocate Magazine: Interview With Mike Simmel By Emily Soares. Mike Simmel is a marvel: member of the Harlem Wizards basketball team, motivational speaker, and epilepsy advocate. His enthusiasm for life is infectious. Having overcome struggles with epilepsy to become a top athlete and entertainer with a gift for inspiring others, Simmel speaks from experience. Epilepsy Advocate asked him about his work in a recent conversation. 09/08 Read Interview.

OneidaDispach.com: New York State Fair opens on Thursday. GEDDES - Summer's swan song begins Thursday as the New York State Fair opens its doors for 12 days of music, entertainment and agriculture. 08/20/08 Find out more.

MillbrookRoundTable.com: Wizards Teach Summer Camp. This summer, the Wizards returned to the community for their annual Wizards basketball camp... 08/14/08 Find out more and don't miss the photo gallery.

NewsItem.com: 'Trickz' and treats. Harlem Wizards, YMCA raise money to help local Special Olympics recover from fire. 05/16/08 Find out more

Benedictine College: The world famous Harlem Wizards extended their 3,000+ game winning streak Saturday night, May 3, in a contest against a Benedictine College team... 05/06/08 Find out more

Sonoma State Star: Harlem Wizards put on show for SSU. The SSU All-Stars hosted the Harlem Wizards Saturday night in a spring basketball exhibition match. 04/29/08 Find out more

KCBY: Fans pack the house to watch Harlem Wizards in action. COOS BAY - An excited crowd packs Prosper Hall Gym at Southwestern Monday night, to watch the "Trick Hoops and Alley Oops," of the Harlem Wizards. 04/28/08 Find out more

Larchmont Gazette: Harlem Wizards vs Mam'k Staff is a Win for the APPLE Program. 03/13/08 Find out more

Morris Daily Herald: Bringing In the Wizards. The Harlem Wizards brought the game to the hoops at Minooka Intermediate School Wednesday night in a show down with the Minooka Chiefs. 02/21/08 Find out more

Garden City News Online: Harlem Wizards Fundraiser A Success. Eleven hundred excited spectators filled the stands in the high school gym to capacity on Saturday, February 2nd to watch a team of district teachers challenge the Harlem Wizards in a fun-filled day of basketball and entertainment. 02/15/08 Find out more

China Post: U.S. basketball team to visit next month 12/26/07 Find out more

Suburban: Family Reading Night at the Samsel Upper Elementary School 11/15/07 Find out more

Epilepsy USA: Unlikely Superhero – Harlem Wizards basketball player "Mighty Mike" Simmel earned his nickname from an unlikely superhero: Mighty Mouse... 02/07/07 Find out more

Rockingham News: Magical night – Last week the faculty and administration of Sanborn Regional School District took on the Harlem Wizards in a high-spirited game of hoops. 11/17/06 Find out more

Union Leader: When Wizards come to town, fans always win. 11/13/06 Find out more

NJ.com/The Star Ledger: The Wizards added another victory to their record after winning March 25. Meanwhile, the Falcons raised enough money in ticket sales to pay for the team's annual banquet at Casa Bianca, with money left over, said boys basketball coach Joe DiGennaro. 04/13/06 Find out more

The Pace Press: The Harlem Wizards posted an 18-point win over the Pace All-Stars during a fundraiser game in honor of Dr. Mel Oremland and the National Myeloma Foundation. 03/01/06 Find out more

Times Union: Full house witnesses Albany lose exhibition to Harlem. 11/13/05 Find out more

On The Radio

Harlem Wizards -- A Slam Dunk Fundraiser