Harlem Wizards to Visit LHS for LVEF Fundraiser


On Thurs., April 25, the Harlem Wizards will be performing at Livermore High School at 7 p.m.

The Granada High School Harlem Wizards performance is Fri. April 26 at 7 pm.

President of the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) Dana Rowley explained that the Harlem Wizards’ performance is the biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Harlem Wizards are a basketball team that perform shows with maneuvered tricks according to Rowley.

This is the fourth year the Harlem Wizards have performed in Livermore. The Harlem Wizards often put on shows for younger students to raise money for schools. The shows often features audience participation.

Rowley stated, “LVEF operates to support all schools and grants are going into the general fund.”

Rowley shared the history of LVEF, “[LVEF] started in 1981 to rescue music and sports programs in the early 90s.”

LVEF has continuously raised $4 million for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) for music, sports, and science events.

“[LVEF] has raised about $20,000 for music,” Rowley said.

Rowley shared LVEF has raised $100,000 a year to put towards LVJUSD funds. The organization is run by a group of volunteer employees.

The money from the concession, ticket, and souvenir sales at the Harlem Wizards Show will be put towards LVJUSD funding.

Rowley stated, “I encourage people to go. It’s a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to supporting schools.”

“Education is an exceedingly important thing for the American public,” Rowley stated.

Tickets for the Harlem Wizards Performance are on sale at the LVEF website.