Hoops and hijinks are coming to Ringgold on Saturday, March 18, when our very own local challengers, the Ringgold Locomotives, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 5 p.m. at Ringgold High School Gym at 29 Tiger Trail.

Event proceeds benefit the City of Ringgold and the Downtown Development Authority.

"We have scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors," said Downtown Development Authority Chairman Randall Franks. "What our team lacks in skill, they make up for in heart. Buy your tickets today and you'll be able to witness how our enthusiastic local talent stacks up against the Ambassadors. It's going to be match-up we won't soon forget."

"The Ringgold Locomotives features Elected Officials, Local Business Owners, Radio D.J.’s and Area Athletes…..to name a few."

The Harlem Ambassadors' show features high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy, music, dancing, games with kids in the audience, and free autographs after the show.

The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,800 comedy basketball shows as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise over $10 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarejevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada. Learn more about the Ambassadors' team, history and tour schedule at www.harlemambassadors.com.

"We're proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and make memories that last a lifetime," Harlem Ambassadors president Dale Moss said. "Even people who aren't basketball fans love our show because it's two hours of fun and laughter for a great cause. Plus, where else can you see your neighbor, your co-worker, your granddaughter's coach, or your son's teacher play against professional athletes? This is an event you do not want to miss."

Tickets are on sale at Ringgold City Hall, 150 Tennessee Street. For more information, contact rhondajohnson@cityofringgold.com or call 706-935-3061.