LEHMAN TWP. — Lake-Lehman High School students had a big surprise on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when “Big J” from the Harlem Wizards was in the cafeteria for lunch duty.
Standing at 6 feet 8 inches, “Big J” was hard to miss as he worked the cash register in the lunch line. He showed off some of his basketball skills and entertained the students to promote the upcoming fundraiser basketball game against the Black Knights on Jan. 23 at Lake-Lehman High School.
The fundraiser is being organized by Lake-Lehman High School students Domi Glatz and Hayley Kozlowski along with the Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTA as their senior project. The fundraiser will benefit the Lehman-Jackson Elementary Playground Fund. The goal is to purchase and install a new playground system at the Lehman-Jackson Elementary school grounds which will benefit both the school and community.
“Big J” has been playing for the Harlem Wizards since 2006. He spends much of his time giving back to the community and promoting positive messages to youth. He stopped at Lake-Noxen Elementary, Ross Elementary and Lehman-Jackson Elementary after the high school visit on Wednesday entertaining the elementary school students and meeting many of the teachers who will be playing for the Black Knights.
The event is open to the public and tickets purchased before the event are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Lake-Lehman High School, noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 17. Additional pre-sale ticket times and locations will be announced on the Harlem Wizards vs Black Knights Facebook Event Page or www.lje-pta.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of the game at Lake-Lehman High School beginning at 5 p.m. for $12 and online at www.harlemwizards.com.