A Globetrotter Salute to the Seattle Seahawks and 12th Man

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TO SALUTE CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AND 12th MAN Globetrotters to don special No. 12 jerseys at games in Kent, Everett & Seattle on Feb. 15, 16, 17

(PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2014) – In a unprecedented  move, the Harlem Globetrotters will salute the 2014 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks and their fans this weekend at four Seattle area games when the entire team will wear special No. 12 jerseys at each game.  The Globetrotters, as part of their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, will be playing at ShoWare Center  in Kent (doubleheader, Feb. 15, 2 pm & 7 pm), Comcast Arena in Everett (Feb. 16 at 2 pm) and KeyArena in Seattle (President’s Day, Feb. 17 at 2 pm). The Globetrotters have also invited Seahawks coaches and players to take part in the celebration.

“Our organization would like to salute the NFL Champion Seahawks and their fans throughout the weekend with a special tribute,” said Globetrotter Showman Hi-Lite Bruton, who will trade in his regular No. 26 jersey for a No. 12.  “The enthusiasm of the Seahawks fans, the 12th Man, is inspiring.  Perhaps the Globetrotters can ride the same momentum this weekend against our opponent.  We look forward to entertaining the fans of the Emerald City this weekend and having some fun.”

The Globetrotters’ North American tour will see the team play 300 games in over 250 cities in 48 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.  Tickets are available now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels, World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th 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-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.