Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

It’s time for the 4th Annual
Hoops for Habitat!

 Join the Habitat Hoopsters as they take on the Harlem Wizards in the 4th Annual Hoops for Habitat!

Who? Harlem Wizards vs. Habitat Hoopsters
What? Fourth Annual Hoops for Habitat
When? Friday, February 8th at 7pm (doors open at 6!)
Where? William Carey University’s Clinton Gym
How much? Tickets are $8 in Advance ($10 at the door)

Purchase Tickets Here!

On Friday, February 8th, the Harlem Wizards will be making a stop in Hattiesburg to square off against the Habitat Hoopsters, a motley crew of local celebrities. This will be the fourth year our Habitat affiliate has held Hoops for Habitat. However, this is our first time hosting the Harlem Wizards. The Harlem Wizards offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Wizards feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever they play. Our last three Hoops for Habitat events have been a huge success in generating funds for our affordable housing program. Last year, we had almost 1,000 people in attendance and raised nearly $10,000!

The Wizards set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local not-for-profit and service organizations and holding shows as community fundraising events. For Hattiesburg’s event, the Wizards have partnered with Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity to help raise funds for our spring and summer building projects. For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit

Hoops for Habitat will take place on Friday, February 8th at William Carey’s Clinton Gymnasium. Tickets are $8 advance purchase and will be $10 at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets, please visit or call 601-582-4663.

This event is sponsored by Citizens National Bank, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Forrest General Hospital, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, William Carey University, Coca-Cola of Hattiesburg, and The First, A National Banking Association.