Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit organization that works with kids in South Africa and Zimbabwe to teach life skills and mentorship, will be in New York City on April 24th for its official spring fundraiser. The organization is no stranger to SLAM, and they have been working with the producers of Magic/Bird—a new Broadway play about the rivalry-turned-friendship between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird—to secure a very special evening on Broadway.

Below are details, courtesy of our friends at Hoops 4 Hope:

Hoops 4 Hope invites you to a special evening on Broadway!

What: Evening Show, followed by an official Talk-Back with Cast and Crew!
When: Tuesday, April 24th  2012 at 7pm
Where: Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission
Ticket Information: $120 Each – ($85 of each ticket is tax deductible)
*Ticket price includes a 90 minute performance, followed by a “Talk-Back” with Cast and Crew
*All seats are in the Orchestra section of the theater

H4H has become the leader in providing sustainable and innovative programs for the empowerment and positive change of youth in disadvantaged communities through a basketball based education, health, and skills for life programs in southern Africa. This production centers heavily on HIV/Aids. To be showcased along side of such a poignant production is a tremendous honor!
*Families and Children Encouraged!
*All Proceeds go to Hoops 4 Hope!

To purchase and reserve your tickets today, please contact Molly Gilmore at 917.414.0810 or moblair28@gmail.com

About the Show:

At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all-time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport.  Hall of Famers Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different; one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, and the other a quiet small town guy.  Johnson and Bird went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendship in professional sports.  With classic NBA footage prominently showcased throughout, Magic/Bird transports the audience into the heart of their matchup. From Draft to Olympic Dream Team, the show with a six member cast will premiere at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway, New York City, March 21, 2012.
 
Brought to you by the Producers and Creators of Lombardi on Broadway, this new play was crafted through conversations with Magic and Bird. For more information on the show, please click here.