Harlem Rockets

Team captain for the Harlem Rockets Speedy Williams yuks it up with students and faculty from Conway Elementary and Robert Frost Charter School in the Conway Elementary gymnasium during a 2017 visit. He and is teammates invite everyone to the big show at the Kennett Middle School this Thursday night to raise money for the eighth-grade trip to Philadelphia. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — Kennett Middle School will host some very special guests in the Seidenstuecker Gymnasium this Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible showtime basketball skills and family friendly comedy, will face the Kennett Eagles in a game benefitting the KMS eighth-grade field trip in the spring of 2020.

Having played over 2,500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy. Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets.

Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the long range accuracy of “General Electric” Junie Sanders. Satiated by the extraordinary tricks and ball-handling skills of Solomom Bamira a former Harlem Globetrotter. The building will be rocking with the thunderous dunks of the high-flying “Jet Blue” Cliff Malone.

And since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets present to you the all-time funny man and one of show basketball’s greats — James “Speedy “Williams, who was featured in the movie, “Above The Rim,” starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. Williams was also one of the “Original Nike free-style ballers in Nike commercials. And, Williams, Better known as the “crowned prince of laughs” performed live at the MTV Music Awards while Jay Z did his thing.

The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the KMS eighth-grade field trip, the Kennett Eagles have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. Suiting up for the hometown Eagles are KMS Principal Rick Biche along with other local teachers, coaches and KHS alumni, including Ryan Richard, Micky Hardt, Adam Goodwin, Mike Thompson, Gredel Shaw, Ricky Gaudreau (Conway PD), Kristen Spinney, Katherine Doyle, Steve Laird, Allie Wagner, Melissa Frase, Katelyn Quint, Kelley Jon Scruggs, Leah Kelsch, Michaela Clement and possibly a few surprise guest players.

Tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are available by contacting Stephanie Miller at (603) 662-4076 or stephcarey@roadrunner.com or Kristen Barbin kennett2024@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Advance sale tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.

Tickets purchased at the door are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.

The KMS Eighth-Grade Fundraising Committee want to thank Barn Door Screen Printing and The White Mountain Hotel for sponsoring this event.

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