Local soldiers and first responders play Harlem Magic All-Stars

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:54-04

The Harlem Magic All-Stars had some local competition Saturday for a good cause.

The Harlem Magic All-Stars, a team made up of former Harlem Globetrotters athletes, visited Central Texas this weekend to help raise money for the Central Texas Youth Association.

The All-Stars started the day playing against Fort Hood's own Phantom Warriors at noon.

"I'm kinda amazed. They got some real talented guys. I'm like in the best seats in the house," Robert Cooney with the Phantom Warriors said. 

"They need fun and laughter to get away from what's going on. It feels real good bump and grind with them a little bit and kind of make them laugh and make them understand that we really appreciate them for what they do and how they protect the country," Mike "The Saint" St. Julien with the Harlem Magic All-Stars said. 

The event ended with the Harlem Magic All-Starts competing against the Killeen Police and Fire Departments at 6 p.m.

The money raised at Saturday's games will go toward helping the Central Texas Youth Association basketball and track teams have the chance to compete in National tournaments and the Junior Olympics. 

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