Thursday, December 08, 2005
the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Presented by Western Union
Sponsored by Western Union, the Globetrotters will take the court on Friday, April 7th, against the New York Nationals at the Centre Bell. “As we celebrate our 80th consecutive season of touring North America in 2006, the Globetrotters have put together something very special for the fans who have supported the team now for nine decades,” said Globetrotters’ Owner & Chairman, Mannie Jackson. “’Unstoppable’ represents both the energy and commitment of the players to give the fans something special. We look forward to bringing that energy to Montreal.”
Living up to their billing as ‘Ambassadors of Goodwill,’ the Globetrotters will continue their tradition of:
- Introducing amazing ball-handling and comedy routines, while keeping the timeless classics from throughout their history.
-Featuring a ‘meet and greet’ session at the end of every game, allowing fans a chance to get autographs and interact with their favorite Globetrotter.
-Becoming involved in every community they play by visiting local schools, hospitals and other youth-based organizations. The Globetrotters donate money and merchandise to hundreds of local and national charities every year.
-Entertaining crowds with the antics of their exciting mascot Globie.
Since their inception in 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters have traveled to 117 nations, played before 123 million fans, won championships and built bridges between people and communities around the world, making them virtually “Unstoppable” for nearly 80 years. In 2002, the organization was only the fifth team to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; followed by an induction into the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. They have also been recognized as the most popular sports team by the 2002, 2000 and 1999 Q Ratings.