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Harlem Wizards help raise money for Owego schools

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OWEGO (WBNG) -- The Owego-Apalachin school district invited the world famous Harlem Wizards to help raise money for its Parent Teacher Organization.

Owego Elementary School teachers faced the professionals on the court Tuesday night for a fun game of basketball.

The Harlem Wizards entertained with more than just cool tricks and fun dance moves on the basketball court at the Owego Free Academy. In the meantime, they were making sure the school was able to reach its $5,000 goal.

Village of Owego Mayor Mike Baratta who participated in the event and helped organize it says the Parent Teacher Organization is really important to the school's activities.

"They fund a lot of the activities at the school and help out the teachers, so it all goes for the kids and them," said Baratta.

The school's goal was to raise $5,000. Last year, school officials say they spent $12,000 to support students, faculty, and staff with supplies, snacks, and field trips.

Anne Sparaco

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