Chamber member David Pearson spearheaded the event, which drew over 300 spectators at the October 19 game held in the Churubusco High School Gymnasium.
Money raised from the basketball game will go towards scholarships for CHS students who are interested in pursuing business in college.
The Harlem Ambassadors is a charity basketball team that travels around the country, performing more than 100 school programs and around 220 fundraising games and entertainment events for non-profit organizations and the U.S. Military. Team members have all played college basketball and have college degrees in fields ranging from exercise science to business administration.
The Ambassadors also presented a “Stay in School, Stay off Drugs” youth program to third through senior high school students.
The Chamber’s team, the Busco Bald Turtles, consisted of local merchants, teachers, coaches and firemen. Although the Turtles did not pull off a win, they held their own and managed to score 63 points. The Ambassadors scored 85.
Pearson said he would like to thank all of the Chamber members who helped out with the event—“and a big thanks to the community for turning out to support a great cause in the Chamber Scholarship.”
“To look over in the crowd during the game and see all the people laughing and having a good time was a great thing to see,” Pearson added.
(photo by wagner)