Harlem Crowns bring ‘Clownball’ to DCS

The always-entertaining Harlem Crowns are paying another visit to Duncan Christian School next Monday.

The always-entertaining Harlem Crowns are paying another visit to Duncan Christian School next Monday.

Not unlike the Harlem Globetrotters, the Crowns feature former college basketball stars who barnstorm their way across Canada and the U.S., taking on all challengers.

They combine outstanding basketball ability with showmanship and flair for comedy. No one in the building — players, coaches, referees or fans — is safe from the gags and antics that the team calls “Clownball.” They promise something different every night.

On Oct. 19, the Crowns will face players from the DCS senior boys and girls teams, both of which are the reigning Island single-A champions.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Children under six get in free.

To purchase advance tickets, ask a member of one of the DCS teams, or call 250-746-3654.

The concession will also be open for the event, beginning at 5 p.m., selling hamburgers, sausage on a bun, and hot dogs, with chips, pop, water, hot chocolate or coffee.

DCS is also preparing to host the 2016 provincial single-A girls basketball championships on March 9-12 at Duncan Christian and Chemainus Secondary schools.