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Basketball Jamboree features Globetrotters contest

Posted: 12:47 PM, Oct 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-31 13:47:02-04

CASA of St Landry-Evangeline will host a Basketball Jamboree on November 10 at Northwest High School.

The games start at noon.

iThe participating team that brings the most fans to the event will win tickets for the team to see the Harlem Globetrotters on December 2 at 3 pm at the CAJUNDOME.

Jamboree spectator tickets are $10, children 7-12 are $5 and children 6 and under get in free.

Boys basketball teams participating include Westminster, Jennings, Northside, North Central, Pine Prairie, Northwest, University Academy (Rapides), Ville Platte, Wossman, and Centerville. Girls basketball teams participating include Westminster, Church Point, North Central, Northwest, University Academy, Ville Platte, Beau Chene and Wossman.

Northwest High School is located at 3746 Highway 104 in Opelousas.

This event serves as a fundraiser for CASA of St Landry-Evangeline. CASA is a national volunteer movement that began Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused children. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, specially trained and supervised, is appointed by a judge to speak up for a child in foster care. CASA volunteers help secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by advocating, investigating, and monitoring cases involving children in foster care. For more information, visit www.casastlandry.org .

The Harlem Globetrotters will return to Lafayette at the CAJUNDOME on December 2 at 3 PM.

Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. The Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled show to fans in over 250 North American cities during their upcoming tour.

The Globetrotters show will feature a star-studded roster, including Showmen like Big Easy Lofton , Hi-Lite Bruton , Ant Atkinson , and Hammer Harrison , as well as fan favorites Firefly Fisher , Bull Bullard , Thunder Law and Cheese Chisholm . To match the growing popularity of the Globetrotters’ female stars, the team will also bring the largest female roster in team history to fans across North America – including TNT Lister , Hoops Green , Torch George , Swish Young , and Mighty Mortimer .* After virtually every game, the Harlem Globetrotters remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

Tickets are now on sale and start at $21 at harlemglobetrotters.com, TICKETMASTER, the CAJUNDOME box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, please visit harlemglobetrotters.com.