CALIPATRIA — Fresh from a December tour of Japan and Korea, the Harlem Ambassadors show basketball team will visit Calipatria on April 9.
The Ambassadors will be in town to take on the Has Been Hoopsters, a team of local players, in a contest to benefit Calipatria High School athletics.
The Ambassadors show will feature high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling and comedy routines. The Ambassadors are led by their woman player/coach, Ladé Majic, the "queen of show basketball." She is the first woman in pro sports history to lead a team of male professional players.
The Ambassadors' Asian tour led the squad to Japan and Korea, where it entertained American troops.
"It was a great experience and the soldiers were so happy to see us, but we're glad to be back and playing in the USA," said Majic.