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Ambassadors draw 225 fans

October 18, 2013
Chris Bieri - Tribune Editor , Pierce County Tribune

More than 225 fans packed into the Rugby High School gymnasium to see the Jaycee Jammerz, made up of 18 local hoopsters, take on the Harlem Ambassadors, a Harlem Globetrotters-style entertainment act based out of Colorado.

The Ambassadors took the game 82-63, but the crowd enjoyed both the alley-oops and the team's wacky hijinks.

The Ambassadors involved a number of members from the crowd in their skits and had kids come down to sit on their bench.

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The Rugby High School gymnasium was filled with more than 225 fans who came to see the Jaycee Jammerz, made up of 18 local hoopsters, take on the Harlem Ambassadors, a Harlem Globetrotters-style entertainment act based out of Colorado.

The team also touted education, proudly announcing that all of the members of the team were college graduates.

The Jaycees coordinated the event, which was sponsored by a number of local businesses.

The team, made up of three men and two women, also thrilled the crowd with some high-flying slam dunks and finished each quarter off with a Globetrotter-esque weave that led to an alley-oop dunk.

The Ambassadors were formed in 1988 in Colorado and have toured internationally.

"Our Jaycee committee also provided a home-cooked meal with the Harlem Ambassadors following the game, and we got a chance to visit with them," said Brekka Belisle, Jaycees co-president. "They have been on the road since early September and won't have a break until mid- November, so they were appreciative to have a good meal and company."

 
 

 

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