Globetrotters coming to Alcovy on Saturday
The Harlem Globetrotters and NBA Legends celebrity basketball game has added a few names to the list of players who will be appearing at Alcovy High School on Sept. 8.
Harold “Bobo” Hubbard, Larry “Shorty” Coleman, Tyrone “Hol- lywood” Brown, Matt Jackson, Antoine Scott, Reggie Johnson, Ricky Brown and Raymond Brown are scheduled to be at the event to help raise funds for the Lady Tigers basketball program, along with the sponsorship of area businesses.
Among the sponsors for the game are Wendy’s, DAJMAR, INC, Pablo Transportation, Ginn Motor Company, Springfield Baptist Church, Covington Christian, Aaron’s and BK Medical Group.
Tickets to the game, which tips off beginning at 4 p.m. are $10, and can be purchased at Alcovy High School or at other locations. For more information, call (678) 4670001. start time on Saturday and will reopen after the competitors have cleared off.
The race begins with registration Saturday, followed by American Idol season four runnerup Bo Bice singing the national anthem. Bice, who finished second to Carrie Underwood in 2005, was having coffee at Square Perk, while a Conyers Police Officer was discussing the Fuzz Run. Bice then volunteered his services at the yearly event.
Following the 8:20 a.m. singing of the national anthem, the run will kick off with the mile event, followed by the 5K.
During the race, water, which was provided by Walmart and Kroger, will be available at the one-mile and two-mile points will be available. Following the race, water will also be available along with an award presentation.
Awards will be given out to the top overall runners, such as record holders Felix Kibdiywo in 14:16 (2010) and Janet Cherobon 16:40 (2010), a long with the top finishers in their age groups.
New this year is the Top of the Hill award, which will be given out to the top 50-year old finisher.
Door prizes will also be given out, including a 60-inch TV provided by Walmart.
The race is being sponsored by several area businesses, and provides 99 percent of its charitable funds to local charities.
Last year, the race brought in around $33,000, with most of it going locally.
The race began in 1984 by officer Frank Hilton as a way to give to officers hurt in the line of duty.
“Every year, we give away several thousands for whatever it might be that you see such officers killed in the line of duty,” Shirah said.
For more information on the event, which still has registration open at the Conyers Police Department, at the expo or race day, visit covingtonpolice. com/ fuzz- run. aspx.
The 2012 Fuzz Run route.