Globetrotters Attend Annual "Do The Write Thing" Recognition Dinner
July 24, 2019
Harlem Globetrotter stars Firefly Fisher and Torch George joined dignitaries and student ambassadors from across the country on July 16th in Washington, D.C., to lend their perspective on prevailing over violence at the National Campaign to Stop Violence’s (NCSV) and the “Do The Write Thing Challenge” annual recognition dinner.
Known as Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotter duo displayed their signature ball-handling, signed autographs and took hundreds of selfies with students and attendees. This marked the ninth year the Globetrotters have participated in the event.
The “Do the Write Thing Challenge” gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. In addition, students make personal commitments to help solve this problem in each of their respective communities.
In an effort to help curb violence in schools and communities around the world, the Harlem Globetrotters launched a new school curriculum, with the help of the NCSV, in the fall of 2018 titled, “T.E.A.M. Up at School.”
The new program encourages students to Talk, Empathize, Ask and Mobilize in order to feel safe and to help others feel safe. “T.E.A.M. Up at School” targets kids ages 6-12 years old and will be presented at over 300 schools annually. The Globetrotters began their partnership with the NCSV in 2012.