Celebrating their 81st consecutive season of barnstorming across North America, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2007 'Nothing Like It' World Tour to Rochester. Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, the Globetrotters will take the court on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 against the New York Nationals at the Blue Cross Arena. Tip-off is at 1:00 p.m. Tickets start at $16.00 and are available at the Arena box office, by phone at 585-232-1900 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase group or scout tickets please visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com for more information.
"There is nothing like a Harlem Globetrotter basketball game and because of the players' commitment and unique ability to balance great basketball with entertainment, innovation and community, there likely never will be," said Globetrotters' Chairman, Mannie Jackson. "The Globetrotters 2007 World Tour features the team's strongest roster to date in terms of athleticism, skill and personality. There will be nothing like the Globetrotters' game in Rochester."
Living up to their billing as 'Ambassadors of Goodwill,' the Globetrotters will continue their tradition of: Introducing amazing ball-handling and comedy routines, while keeping the timeless classics from throughout their history.
Featuring an autograph session at the end of every game, allowing fans a chance to get autographs and interact with their favorite Globetrotter.
Becoming involved in every community they play by visiting local schools, hospitals and other youth-based organizations. The Globetrotters donate money and merchandise to hundreds of local and national charities every year.
Entertaining crowds with the antics of their exciting mascot 'Globie.'
Throughout a history spanning over 80 years, there has been nothing like the Harlem Globetrotters. Since their inception in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have traveled to 118 nations, played before 124 million fans, won championships and built bridges between people and communities around the world. In 2002, the organization was only the fifth team to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; followed by an induction into the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. They have also been recognized as the most popular sports team by the 2002, 2000 and 1999 Q Ratings. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team's official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
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