Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Monday, February 24th, 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 fifth year our Habitat affiliate has held Hoops for Habitat, and our second year 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 four 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. This year our goal is to double that amount!

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 Monday, February 24th at William Carey’s Clinton Gymnasium. Game Time 7:00 PM, Doors Open 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 reserved and $20 court-side. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call 601-582-4663.

To sponsor this event, please click here, or call Laura 601-582-4663.