Harlem Ambassadors Visit Twin Falls High School


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )

Not many basketball teams would want to go up against the Harlem Ambassadors, but the Kiwanis Elimin8ters were up for the challenge.

Proceeds for the game funded the Kiwanis Eliminate Project, which aims to rid the world of neonatal tetanus.

Jim Spinelli, coach of the Elimin8ters, says, “it’s a very horrible disease that the mother and the child can get. In the third world countries that have no sanitation and if a child gets it they die.”

Revis Turner, coordinator for Project Eliminate, adds, “since Kiwanis has been involved we have raised 41 million dollars nationally.”

Even though the Elimin8ters had a hard time keeping up with the Ambassadors, the game was a win for all.

Turner notes, “it is a wonderful experience and we as adults are modeling the giving culture that we try to express to our children… that giving can be a lot of fun and we can make this world a better place because of it.”

Paul Aseaki of the Minidoka Sheriff’s office adds, “my kids are having a blast. Just seeing the Harlem Ambassadors out there, they are doing their thing. They pick on the biggest guy but I love it. It’s a great opportunity to come out.”

While the disease is no laughing matter, many from the community showed up to help out and enjoy the day.

Aseaki adds, “I didn't know I had those moves but everybody was laughing. I just hope they weren't laughing at me but it was all for fun, I enjoyed it.”

Shooting for prevention and the elimination of tetanus, one shot at a time.

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