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KDMC physicians take to the court to support Ashland schools

King's Daughters Medical Center is supporting the Ashland Independent School District's grade schools at their upcoming Harlem Wizards basketball game at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Blazer High School gymnasium.

The event is a comedic basketball match-up between local players and the Harlem Wizards. Team KDMC is contributing several key players to match their basketball skills against the Wizards. There definitely will be a doctor in the house, with:

  • physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Scott Akers, M.D.
  • neurosurgeon Ondrej Choutka, M.D., a former professional basketball player in Australia and collegiately at Oxford University
  • sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D.
  • orthopedic and spine surgeon James Rice, M.D.

These players will join several others from the Ashland community to raise money for several local parent-teacher organizations.

The Harlem Wizards are a professional entertainment basketball team who have toured the world. Their team includes players with illustrious college and professional basketball careers. To help even the match-up, Wizards will have six to seven players on their bench, versus 20 to 30 representing Ashland.

Pre-sale tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults, available at Hager Elementary in Ashland. Tickets are $10 and $12 respectively at the door the night of the event.

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