(Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for the Harlem Globetrotters)
HISTORY IN THE MAKING AS HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS FACE THEIR GREATEST CHALLENGE IN DECADES AGAINST REVAMPED WASHINGTON GENERALS
(PHOENIX, Oct. 6, 2014) – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family experience to over 250 North American cities as part of the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” World Tour.
The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters in 1971. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters.
With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose Weekes – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. With incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.^
In addition to the highly-anticipated matchup on the court, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, will honor a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at each of their 310-plus games in North America and play a portion of each of those games with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to all who protect our freedom. Fans can find out more and nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero HERE.
The announcement was made today during a special exhibition game, pitting the Harlem Globetrotters against the Global Select, played onboard the famous Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City.
Information on the Globetrotters’ tour and purchasing tickets – as well as details on group and scout tickets – can be found HERE.
The North American leg of the 2015 World Tour tips off on December 26, 2014, and will run through May 2015. The team will play over 310 games in more than 250 cities in 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces.
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-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades.
*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change.
^ Subject to availability.