The ultimate icons of basketball showmanship “The Harlem Globetrotters” will come to Columbia on January 3, 2016 at Mizzou Arena; the show has been a worldwide favorite for 90 years. The big event starts at 5 PM. Fans will have an opportunity to high-five, get photographs with, and receive autographs from the stars after the show.
Many of the former members of the Globetrotters have achieved immortal-in-the-world of basketball and show business status, combining athleticism and basketball wizardry – true athletes and showmen, such as Goose Tatum, Marques Haines, Meadowlark Lemon and Wilt Chamberlain are today household names, and in the past have met and been admired by everyone from Nikita Khrushchev to Henry Kissinger to Pope John Paul.
Not to mention children, who have watched the Globetrotters in movies and animated TV shows over the past fifty years, and today, might take part in clinics held by actual members of the Globetrotters. From their website: “In 2012, the Globetrotters introduced their version of summer basketball camp called Summer Skills Clinics. At clinics, kids get the opportunity to get coached by actual players on the team, learn tricks, drills, fundamentals and learn some important character-building messages delivered by the team. Their clinics have grown nationally every year and are located at 24 Hour Fitness centers across the country.”
The Globetrotters began their long run in Chicago in 1928 touring Illinois, and in 1929 became the “Harlem Globetrotters”; however they didn’t actually make it to Harlem until 1968 when they played their first “home” game there!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the sports and entertainment world’s biggest productions, the kids and the entire family will never forget the experience!
For more information regarding tickets, please click here.
When: January 3, 2016 – 5 PM
Where: Mizzou Sports Arena, Columbia, Missouri
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