Published DateTo the editor,
On January 23, 2013 one of the most entertaining basketball teams in the country will be coming to Laconia High School at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser sponsored by The American Legion Post and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward their scholarship fund. The scholarships the American Legion in Laconia hand out each year are awarded to local high school seniors pursuing higher education.
The challenging team will consist of local, hardworking volunteers throughout the community. You will see coaches from the community sports programs, teachers, doctors, police officers and many others playing against the Harlem Wizards. The game will be refereed by one of the finest and most patient officials in the area, Jeff Greeley. The players from the Harlem Wizards will be making a guest appearance at all of the Laconia Elementary Schools and the Laconia Middle School.
This fundraiser would not be possible without the support of local businesses that helped buy and sell tickets for this event. A special thanks to Aavid Engineering, Morin Electric LLC, All My Life Jewelers, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League, and the Laconia High School JAG program.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 students and $12 adults.
Toby Knowlton, Commander
American Legion Post 1