Harlem Legends play at Spain Park

Published 3:57 pm Monday, May 7, 2018

HOOVER – Hoover officials took to the basketball court on Saturday, May 5, at Spain Park High School to play against the Harlem Legends in the Hoops & Health Celebrity Basketball Show.

The exhibition game was presented by Think Marian and the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation.

The Hoover All Stars team included Mayor Frank Brocato, Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Police Chief Nick Derzis, Spain Park Athletic Director Patrick Kellogg, Berry Middle School Principal Chris Robbins, Hoover City Councilman Derrick Murphy and others, and played a Harlem Legends team that included Michael Douglas, Larry “Shorty” Coleman and Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown.

The event included a basketball clinic followed by a meet and greet before the game.

Admission was $15, while a VIP package was $25 and the clinic was $25.

A portion of the proceeds benefitted the SPHS athletic department and the Youth Foundation.

The game featured the Legends dazzling the crowd with trick shots, monster dunks, fancy dribbling, pinpoint passing and lots of crowd interaction.

“Everybody there had a wonderful time,” Douglas said. “The Hoover All-Stars did a great job. Some of them were pretty good basketball players.”

Douglas thanked Charles Echols from Riverchase Car Wash especially for his support of the event.

The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to providing positive messages and activities for people of all ages. The Foundation also utilizes the Legends for speaking engagements, festival appearances, youth basketball camps and clinics.

For more information, visit HarlemLegends.com.