Special E-T Report

Local celebrities, including Mayor Rusty Jergins, will match up with the world famous Harlem Ambassadors basketball team at 3 p.m. today in the Stephenville High School gym.

All the proceeds from this game will go toward building simple, decent, affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity partner families in Erath County, including a home at 485 Paddock Street in Stephenville dedicated to the memory of Erath County Habitat Emeritus Board Member, Dr. Carl Phillips.

“I know Carl would be at the game if he were still with us,” said Chuck Rives, chairman of the Building Committee for Erath County Habitat for Humanity (ECHH).

“Even when he was no longer physically able to help us with construction, he would still show up at the building site and cheer us on as we worked with our partner families to help them move out of substandard housing,” Rives said. “Carl understood what it means to be a part of the community and how important helping people improve themselves is in creating a great community.”

In that same spirit, ECHH hopes that the communities of Erath County will show up and fill the SHS gym for a wonderful afternoon of great basketball and lots of family fun.

The Harlem Ambassadors will be facing the Habitat Hammers in a basketball game that will feature high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The game will incorporate the children and youth in attendance by getting every kid in the gym involved in the show in some way or another; by playing games, dancing or just sitting on the bench and meeting the Harlem Ambassadors. It’s the best family entertainment you could have and at the same time, it is supporting a great cause.

All tickets will be $6.00 at the door.