(PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2015) – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are honoring Stoughton, Mass., resident Hakim Emmanuel with a “Trotter Tribute,” in recognition of his remarkable accomplishment of bowling three straight perfect games.
Emmanuel threw 36 consecutive strikes on Feb. 19 during the Thursday Night Patriots Doubles league at Westgate Lanes in Brockton, Mass., making him the 26th bowler in history, and first in Massachusetts, to record a perfect series.
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“Hakim treated those pins like they were the Washington Generals,” said Globetrotters’ Showman Big Easy Lofton. “As an amateur bowler, Hakim proves there is greatness in all of us. He is a deserving recipient of our ‘Trotter Tribute’ and is the first bowler to win the award.”
Emmanuel will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters and attend one of their games at TD Garden when the Globetrotters’ 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” World Tour travels into Boston on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m.
The “Trotter Tribute” honors athletes from all sports throughout the world whose play calls to mind the dazzling showmanship of “the world’s most famous team.” The honor is designed to recognize amazing and entertaining moments during the course of competition. Members of the media often refer to unbelievable plays as “Globetrotter-esque,” signifying fantastic athletic feats, as well as the unique trademark the team has emblazoned in incorporating entertainment into sports.
Tickets to see the Globetrotters in Boston are available at the TD Garden box office or online at harlemglobetrotters.com.
Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 89th consecutive year, 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. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 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 over more than eight thrilling decades. For more information, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.