WIN @Globies Harlem Globetrotters Tickets at @CrownComplexNC

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When you hear stories from your grandparents and parents about seeing magic, happiness, and basketball all in the same show, it’s no surprise they are telling you about the Harlem Globetrotters.  Nine decades later, the Iconic Harlem Globetrotters are still offering goodwill, commitment, kindness and breaking down barriers. 

In case you don’t know much of the backstory, the team was founded in 1926 by Abe Saperstein. They played their very first game in Hinckley Illinois on January 7th, 1927. Enjoying popularity in the 1970s and 80s, the team expanded to a CBS Saturday cartoon, a live action Saturday morning variety show, and appeared on ABCs Wild World Of Sports. Since then date, the rest has been history, allowing the team to tour 122 countries and territories worldwide and accumulating more than 144 million fans. 

In that time, the Harlem Globetrotters have accomplished many things including:

  • Featuring 13 female players
  • Contributing over 11 million to charity
  • 12 World Record Holder including one set by Michael “Wild Thing” Wilson dunking on a 12-foot hoop
  • Received the highest honor with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • World’s Most Influential Basketball Team in 2002
  • Performed 8 times for a Pope (Fun fact- Pope Francis is one of ten Honorary Harlem Globetrotters in team history)

 

But within the last decade, things only got better for the Globetrotters when re-branding and Social Media helped boost the team even more. 2005 welcomed more TV, airing “The Team That Changed The World” and a book called “Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters.” 2008 held another TV prime time segment but also a few guest spots on big name specials lie The Tonight Show, The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Sesame Street along with a few ESPN shows.

To date, all of the media has helped Harlem Globetrotters reach an incredible audience of over 450 live events and 1.7 million social media fans alone!

The Globetrotters’ show features even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. For their 2017 tour, basketball’s greatest innovators will debut basketball’s first-ever 4-point line, a move that comes six years after the team unveiled the first 4-point shot in the history of the sport.

The Crown Coliseum wants to send a family of 4 to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Pass the memories and magic along to the next generation of hopeful ‘trotters.

Grab your tickets now on CrownComplexNC.com

Not in our local area? Check HarlemGlobetrotters.com more locations nationwide.

{This is a LOCAL giveaway. No travel or accommodations are included. Winner’s tickets will be at Will Call}

 

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