Known worldwide as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill"™, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are debuting a new community outreach program, "The ABCs of Bullying Prevention," in an effort to impact schools and communities around the world.
The Globetrotters designed the program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV). The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.
The Harlem Globetrotters Smile Patrol™ is the proprietary hospital community outreach program designed to brighten the day and lift the spirits of some very special fans unable to attend a Globetrotters game.
The program targets 6-12 year-old students and involves Globetrotter players incorporating their signature ball handling skills with a “C.H.E.E.R.”™ basketball. The basketball includes each of the character traits printed on the outside of the ball and is used as a key tool during the presentation to each school. Globetrotter players encourage students to match their actions with those five character traits in all their life experiences with parents, teachers and one another.
At the center of a movement destined to take hold worldwide, the Harlem Globetrotters made history with the 2008 launch of a rewarding initiative called S.P.I.N.™ – Some Playtime Is Necessary – a program designed to make fitness fun for kids, while promoting and encouraging an active lifestyle.