Harlem Wizards return to Riverhead Nov. 19, sponsorships sought

09/17/2014 5:00 AM |
The Harlem Wizards pose with Riverhead faculty members at last year's game. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

The Harlem Wizards pose with Riverhead faculty members at last year’s game. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

The Harlem Wizards basketball team will return to Riverhead High School Nov. 19 and the Riverhead Central Faculty Association is currently seeking sponsorships for the event that attracted more than 1,000 people last year. 

Tickets officially go on sale Oct. 15, although a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available via the district’s parent-teacher-school organizations and at individual open house events for each school.

The faculty association is looking for businesses interested in one of three levels of sponsorship for the event. The sponsorships include an advertisement in the free program as well as an announcement over the personal address system during the event. The second and third tier of sponsorships include larger advertisements and displays of sponsor logos on promotional materials throughout the event.

Gregory Wallace, the faculty association treasurer, said in a statement more than half of last year’s sponsors have already signed up again.

“I think anyone who saw the energy in the gym last year knows how wonderful this is for our community,” he said.

The cost of the sponsorships range from $100 to $500. For more information, contact Mr. Wallace by email.

Tickets for the event are $10 for students, $12 general admission in advance and $15 general admission at the door. Court-side seats, which are limited to 25, cost $25 and include a meet-and-greet with the team before the game.