Hot Shots Take on Harlem

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Officials say they hope to fill the Neshoba Central High School gym Thursday night, all to help nineteen agencies supported by The United Way of Neshoba County.

The draw is the Harlem Ambassadors, a younger professional team, reminiscent of the Globetrotters, playing "The United Way Hot Shots."

"We've got some good players on our team. It has been a while since most of us played, but back in the day, we could play," laughed Kelvin Smith, one of the Hot Shots and the boys and girls basketball coach at Neshoba Central. "So hopefully we'll be able to perform on a good level. It's going to be fun anyway."

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is hosting the fundraiser at Neshoba Central.

"To get 20 players together has been a lot of fun," said Deena Dansby of Farm Bureau Insurance. "Because there have been some outstanding players from here and I think people will want to see them."

Allen Hardy, outgoing president of The United Way of Neshoba County, said he hopes to raise over $5,000 from the game. He said contributions to member agencies had to be reduced by 25 percent last year, because payroll deduction contributions declined when plants closed.

Ticket prices at the door for the 7:00 p.m. show Thursday at Neshoba Central will be $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. Children under four will be admitted free of charge.