The Manhasset/Great Neck EOC, in cooperation with the Manhasset Public Schools, is hosting a Harlem Wizards Basketball Fundraiser at Manhasset High School, 200 Memorial Place, on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. The Harlem Wizards will be playing the Manhasset Great Neck Magic, a team of community members, college students, and current and former teachers from both school districts including Lauren Heck, Dan DiSalvo and Roger Telsey from Great Neck and Rob Keizer from Manhasset.
Advance tickets, ranging in price from $12 for students to $40 for courtside seating, can be purchased online at www.mgneoc.com or www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets, or in the Head Start office at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC’s Hagedorn Community Center at 65 High St. in Manhasset. Additional locations for ticket purchases can be found by checking the agency’s website at www.mgneoc.com. Courtside tickets entitle the holder to courtside seating as well as an opportunity to participate in a meet & greet with the players and receive a $15 discount on the purchase of a Wizards Jersey.
The Manhasset/Great Neck EOC’s Hagedorn Community Center is home to a full-year Head Start program, the Adventures in Learning after-school homework assistance program (a separate nonprofit organization), a Career Guidance, Counseling and Mentoring program for teens and young adults, a full day summer program for children ages 5 to 13 and a variety of youth-oriented activities including educational workshops, field trips and sports clinics.
The “Center,” originally constructed in 1929 as the Manhasset Valley School, has operated as a community center since the 1960s in providing a variety of services for economically disadvantaged families and children for approximately 50 years. In addition to government funding and support from the local community funds and civic organizations, the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC is fortunate to have the ongoing support of community residents who understand the agency’s mission to promote self-sufficiency, self-development and self-esteem through educational, recreational, cultural enrichment and support programs for children and adults.
For additional information and to purchase tickets to the Harlem Wizards Basketball Fundraiser, please call Stephanie Chenault in the Head Start office at 516-627-6385.