Harlem Wizards to play against the Borough Breakers in Northborough

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Harlem Wizards players pass the ball to eachother during a game. (Photo/Via Harlem Wizards)

NORTHBOROUGH – The Harlem Wizards will soon face off against a team of teachers and staff from the Northborough schools and community. 

The Wizards are a “show basketball entity” performing and supporting fundraiser events around the country. 

The team of local community members will play as the Borough Breakers.

“It’s more of a fun family night — not so much about basketball, but more about tricks and laughs,” Erin Tagliaferri told the Northborough School Committee Jan. 5. “It was a really good time the last time we did it. So, we’re, fingers crossed, that we are in a good place in that we can safely have the event.”

Tagliaferri, in addition to being a School Committee member, serves as co-chair of the Peaslee Elementary School PTO along with Laura Wyrsch.

She said they are “hopeful” and “optimistic” that they will be able to hold the game April 8 at Algonquin Regional High School. 

The goal is to raise $5,000 through the game, which Tagliaferri said is a low estimate. A previous game raised $10,000. 

This is part of a larger goal to raise $13,800 this school year. As of Dec. 21, the organization had raised $12,776.

“We’ve been doing pretty well,” Tagliaferri said. “At this time, we’re relooking at our budget to see if we can add some funding to different programs, such as enrichments, grants and reimbursements.”