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Harlem Legends Dribble into Snellville

Over the weekend, Harlem Legends, a group of Harlem Globetrotters, NBA, NFL, USA Olympians, and other professional athletes, helped raise money for the Amanda Riley Foundation.

The Harlem Legends brought out a nice-sized crowd as they swept through Snellville to benefit the Amanda Riley Foundation during a recent charity sporting event.

There were more than 600 spectators and nearly 60 participants at the special clinic put on by an energetic group of notable athletes, including former Harlem Globetrotters, NBA and NFL players, according to event organizers. The event was held at in Snellville.

Mayor Kelly Kautz stepped on the court as an honorary player for the day and threw up the jump ball to start the game. The Amanda Riley All-Stars, a team of local educators, community and business leaders, and law enforcement professionals, played against the Harlem Legends for the full-filled day.

The event was organized to raise money for the Amanda Riley Foundation, which .  The charity, led by her mother Barbara Riley, seeks to bring awareness to childhood cancer and to enrich the lives of children and families dealing with these personal tragedies.

During the event, the Amanda Riley All-Stars wore yellow and the number 22. Yellow was Amanda's favorite color and "22" was her number as a basketball player. 

To ensure guests left with reminders of the day, the Amanda Riley Foundation handed out tri-colored silicone bracelets. Red represents love and support for children battling cancer; blue represents never forgetting those who have passed on; and yellow represents the memory of Amanda Riley.

After the event all players, Texas Roadhouse treated volunteers and family members to dinner. Sponsors also included: Big Frog Printing, Chick-fil-A and Kohls.  

The next Amanda Riley Foundation event will be the Dine-Out Night on Tuesday, March 27. Next month, the first Amanda Riley Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on April 16 at . 

For more information about these events visit the charity's website at: www.amandarileyfoundation.org.

Mike Marquez March 12, 2012 at 03:29 PM
My Family and I had a blast... : ) the Marquez's

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