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Family Fun Wins the Day at Wizards Game PTO Fundraiser (PHOTOS)

It wasn’t about win or lose when a group of Saucon Valley teachers and alumni took to the basketball court to play against the Harlem Wizards in a charity game to benefit the Saucon Valley Parent-Teacher Organization Saturday. The goal of the day was family fun–and that was the result of an afternoon that was filled with alley-oops, on-court antics and lots of laughs.

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It wasn’t about win or lose when a group of Saucon Valley teachers took to the basketball court to play the Harlem Wizards in a charity game to benefit the Saucon Valley Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization at the Saucon Valley High School gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

There was also a basket raffle, teacher cheerleaders and surprise local celebrity appearances, such as by game referee, Hellertown mayor David Heintzelman.

“It was extremely profitable and we are grateful to everyone that came to support the PTO, teachers, and especially the kids!” PTO president Lynn Beller said.

The goal of the day was family fun, and that was certainly the end result of an afternoon that was filled with alley-oops, on-court antics and lots of laughs.

Hellertown mayor David Heintzelman, left, helped referee the game.

Fun in the bleachers with selfie sticks and Wizards players

Slam dunk time!

Selfie stick fun in the bleacher seats at the game.

Lisa DiRusso gets surprised by a Wizard.

Brandon and Becky Easley were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game.

Brandon and Becky Easley were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game.

Brandon (pictured) and his wife Becky Easley were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game.

Becky Easley (pictured) and her husband Brandon were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game.

Brandon and Becky Easley were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game…and made the most of it!

This Saucon Valley crowd was fired up!

Brandon (pictured) and his wife Becky Easley were chosen at random for a special on-court appearance at the game.

Lisa and Frannie DiRusso

Saucon Valley senior football player Alstan Wolfe prepares to take a shot.

Wizards players were happy to give autographs to young fans.

Nancy Heintzelman, wife of Hellertown mayor David Heintzelman, helped at the ticket table at the game.

Saucon Valley teacher cheerleaders got the crowd fired up!

High shool English teacher Mario Marcozzi

Saucon Valley senior Alstan Wolfe

There was plenty of fun for kids on the basketball court, led by the Wizards!

The game began with the traditional singing of the National Anthem.

Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of the game

The bleachers were nearly filled to capacity for the Wizards game–a very popular fundraiser for the SVES PTO.

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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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