New “Spinning the Globe” World Tour set to thrill fans of all ages


The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2009 “Spinning the Globe” World Tour to Greensboro on Sunday, March 22, 2009 with their completely unique brand of exciting family fun, sure to create enduring memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.


Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Harlem Globetrotters will take the court on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20.00 and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets including participating area Lowes Foods locations and FYE and Macy’s stores, charge-by-phone at (336) 852-1100 or at the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Ticket information can also be found on the Harlem Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.


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 family entertainment and great basketball,” says Michael Kenney, the Globetrotters’ senior vice president, live event marketing.  “There is no better time than now to come to Greensboro Coliseum and thoroughly enjoy a wonderful family outing and share memories that will last forever.” 


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.