Harlem Wizard players will visit Riverhead schools to give assemblies on Thursday, Sept. 19, that will focus on an anti-bullying message as well as an introduction to an upcoming game with the district's teachers.
Assemblies will take place at the Pulaski Street School, the Riverhead middle school, the Riley Avenue Elementary School, the Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, the Phillips Avenue Elementary School, and the Aquebogue Elementary School.
The players, district officials said, are positive role models who will help to create teachable moments.
In addition to anti-bullying, topics will include teamwork and sportsmanship, the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, and respect.
Next the Wizards will take the court in the Riverhead High School gym on Nov. 14 in a trick basketball game, a fundraiser to benefit the
Riverhead Central Faculty Association Scholarship Fund.
Tickets cost $10/student and $12/general in advance; $12/$15 at the gate.
RCFA is currently seeking sponsors to help make the event a successful fundraiser.
Four levels of sponsorship opportunities are available.
Inquiries about sponsorship interest should be directed to Mr. Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is organized by the Riverhead Central Faculty Association and is a fundraising event for senior scholarships.