From left to right, Torch George (Harlem Globetrotters), Debbi Scarborough (Founder and Principal of Cumberland Academy School), Eddie Lee Wilkins (former Hawks player) and Moose Weekes (Harlem Globetrotters). (Photos courtesy of Cumberland Academy of Georgia)

Students at Sandy Springs-based Cumberland Academy of Georgia were treated to impressive basketball skills.

Torch George and Moose Weekes of the Harlem Globetrotters took part in the college’s annual basketball game against the students. The Globetrotters joined the student squad and former NFL player Lee Woodall played with the faculty members.

Other celebrities included Gina Kavali, a radio personality for Cumulus Media, who acted as a sports commentator. Former Hawks player Eddie Lee Wilkins refereed the game.

“The game was full of dunks, three points, intensity and fun,” said a spokesperson for Cumberland Academy. “Torch demonstrated his Guinness World Record for the most basketball falls under the leg in a minute, and Moose had an impressive long shot in one attempt. In the end, the students took the victory with a score of 52-15.

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Cumberland Academy is for students in Grades 4 to 12 with High Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD) and learning disabilities.

“We are fortunate that such influential people take the time, despite their busy schedules, to attend these memorable events and serve our students,” said Debbi Scarborough, Founder and Principal of Cumberland Academy. “The Globetrotters’ natural talent for combining fun and competence provided the encouragement that even our most introverted students needed to keep trying until they were successful.”







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