Harlem Globetrotters’ “Spinning the Globe” show comes to SeattleTour promises to be fun for all ages. JOURNAL STAFF The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2009 “Spinning the Globe” World Tour to Seattle’s KeyArena on Saturday, April 25, with their completely unique brand of exciting, wholesome family fun, sure to create enduring memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Fans will be captivated by the Globetrotters’ basketball wizardry, hilarious antics and fan interaction, all presented by some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers, such as the reigning Clown Prince of Basketball, Big Easy Lofton; dribbling sensation Flight Time Lang; the gravity-defying Hi Rise Brown; ball handling extraordinaire Handles Franklin; fan favorite General Grant; and 7-foot-3 Skyscraper Alleyne, the second-tallest Globetrotter in history and the second-tallest professional basketball player currently playing in the U.S.
“The Harlem Globetrotters are the very definition of affordable family entertainment and great basketball,” says Michael Kenney, the Globetrotters’ senior vice president, live event marketing. “The tour has proven to be a truly ‘unskippable’ event, an unbeatable value and a wonderful escape that families will be talking about for years to come a tradition that will be passed on from generation to generation.”
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, IHOP, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at KeyArena in Seattle on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $17 and are available at the KeyArena box office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Individual ticket information can also be found on the Harlem Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com, as well as info on group and scout tickets.
Now in their 83rd consecutive season of touring the world, the Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 128 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.