History in the making as Washington Generals look for landmark victory over Harlem Globetrotters at the WVU Coliseum Thursday, April 16
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the West Virginia University Coliseum on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington General’s Revenge” Tour. Tickets go sale Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center Box Offices, ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000 or 304-293-SHOW.
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 nearly a half century ago. 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.
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. The team is searching for active, wounded or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character. Fans can nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at harlemglobetrotters.com. The Globetrotters will also play a portion of each game with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to all who protect our freedom.
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. (Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change). 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 (subject to availability).
Tickets start at $24 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and CAC Box Offices, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at harlemglobetrotters.com. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com or by calling 304-293-5981.
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. 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.
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