Harlem Globetrotters Make Historic Trip to Bring Smiles and Entertainment to Kids in North Korea

(PHOENIX, Feb. 26, 2013) – Carrying on a tradition of entertaining families internationally for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters have just embarked on a week-long journey to bring smiles to kids in North Korea.  The Globetrotters have now entertained in 122 countries and territories in their iconic 87-year history.

“The Harlem Globetrotters are known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, and we are proud to continue our storied heritage of entertaining families and breaking down social barriers worldwide,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider.  “Our aim is to entertain and inspire children everywhere. Every child deserves that opportunity.”

For a VICE series premiering on HBO on April 5, VICE Media invited Harlem Globetrotters stars Bull Bullard, Buckets Blakes and Moose Weekes to North Korea to film a segment that will showcase the Globetrotters’ signature brand of family entertainment and positive social messages. VICE Media also invited former NBA star Dennis Rodman on the ambassadorial trip.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th 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. 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.