For the second consecutive year, two American traditions join together for a day of fun
(Washington, D.C.) – On April 9, 2012, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters partnered for the second straight year with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, to support the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll.
As part of the joining of these two American traditions, Globetrotter stars Flight Time Lang, TNT Maddox, Wun The Shot Versher, and Jacob “Hops” Tucker conducted basketball skills and drills with kids on the President’s Court and read to children on the Storytime Stage.
Al Roker TNT with Swin Cash and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney
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. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. To see where the Globetrotters will be playing near you, and to purchase tickets for a performance on the 2012 World Tour, click here.
To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by visiting Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.