Harlem Globetrotters


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Harlem Globetrotters

A dazzling all-black professional team that dominated the game in the 1930s and later switched to exhibition matches.
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For interviews with World Vision or the Harlem Globetrotters, contact Christine Connolly Bell at cconnoll@worldvision.
Harlem Globetrotters Anthony 'Buckets' Blakes, left, and Julian 'Zeus' McClurkin show off their basketball skills Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
The Harlem Globetrotters actually started life, hundreds of miles away from the New York suburb of Harlem, when 24-year-old Chicago businessman Abe Saperstein formed a basketball team called the Savoy Big Five.
As a company committed to improving lives through fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is pleased to once again partner with the Harlem Globetrotters and host Summer Skills Clinics to encourage physical activity, sports participation and character development among youth," said Randy Drake, senior vice president of business development, 24 Hour Fitness.
Sponsored by Spalding and Russell Athletic, the original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 86th consecutive year in 2012, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.
Barry Bremner, Director of Business at Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City, one of the venues for the games, said the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters were a perfect fit for an event in the capital.
The visit was ahead of the full Harlem Globetrotters squad appearing at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on Thursday, March 22, as part of their 2012 World Tour.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), a US-based holding company for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Group RCI and other lodging brands, has announced a Globetrotter Getaway sweepstakes for fans of the Harlem Globetrotters, a US-based exhibition basket-ball team.
The Harlem Globetrotters are one of the DCU Center's longest partners in live events.
He said: "We played like the Harlem Globetrotters - and God knows where that came from because it was nothing like we had done in training.
The original court jesters and wizards of the hardwood, The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town, don't miss your chance to see the greatest entertainers in sport.
Our lucky first-prize winner along with three guests will enjoy a pre-show meet and greet with the Harlem Globetrotters in the VIP hospitality suite plus tickets to show.