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The Harlem Globetrotters Announce the Creation of The Harlem Globetrotters Fund at Nationwide Children's Hospital
June 25, 2019
The Harlem Globetrotters join the national On Our Sleeves™ movement to transform childhood mental health.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Harlem Globetrotters have joined
Deeply committed to bringing the message of positive mental health to their fans and communities around the world, the Globetrotters will support advocacy for breaking the stigma, mental health education and fundraising for mental health research, which is significantly underfunded.
The Harlem Globetrotters will support Nationwide Children’s Hospital with various initiatives to raise awareness and break the stigma of pediatric mental health. During the 2019-2020 tour, Harlem Globetrotters stars will wear special edition shooting sleeves to call attention to the
In addition to in-game activation, the Harlem Globetrotters will collaborate with the behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s to create a school lesson plan program with a goal of bringing the
A social media campaign will run for the duration of the season, educating fans on challenges in the pediatric mental health space and encouraging fans to participate in the
“We are both humbled and excited to be part of the
“We are extremely appreciative of the Harlem Globetrotters’ commitment to bring the message of mental health awareness to their internationally-recognized basketball stage,” said Steve Testa, president of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “They are making a bold statement by joining the
To donate and learn more about The Harlem Globetrotters Fund, visit https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/oos-hl
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About On Our Sleeves
Because kids don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we don’t know what they might be going through. That’s why Nationwide Children’s Hospital launched
About Nationwide Children's Hospital
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