Alton Police Association/Alton Business Association to host The Harlem Wizards for fundraising event for local graduate.
Tanner Brennan is an 18 year old recent graduate of Prospect Mountain High School who was recently diagnosed with having an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in the left side of his brain. This condition has caused limited use of his right arm and some difficulty in processing information. After several appointments, Tanner was referred to Mass General due to the size of the mass. Because of its size and how deep into his brain the AVM is, it cannot be removed, so radiation therapy will be used to try to shrink it in hopes of preventing his symptoms from getting worse. To add to his struggle, an aneurysm was found on his AVM which requires monitoring and possibly future surgical repair. Tanner faces a long and difficult road ahead and it will be years before he knows if the radiation treatment is effective. Tanner’s treatment requires multiple trips to Boston and several consecutive days of radiation treatment.
The Alton Police Association and the Alton Business Association have partnered to bring an entertaining fundraiser to Prospect Mountain High School on September 21, 2019 when the world famous Harlem Wizards will be returning. This show will feature several of the Harlem Wizards players playing against school faculty and staff from both Prospect Mountain High School and Alton Central School as well as Alton Police officers. All proceeds will go to Tanner to aid in his mounting medical costs and trips back and forth to Boston.
The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. Fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. Its two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring!
Tickets may be purchased online in advance for $12.00 by going to www.harlemwizards.com, or can be purchased at the door for $15.00. There will also be a Harlem Wizards merchandising table and concessions available to purchase on-site.