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Harlem Globetrotters Headed to Hartwick March 18

January 13, 2010

Some of the world’s most extraordinary and entertaining athletes will swing by Hartwick College March 18 when the high-flying, always-entertaining Harlem Globetrotters bring their Magical Memories World Tour to Lambros Arena. The team will take the court at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $25 and are available at www.hartwicktickets.com.

Now in their 84th consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters have been praised as “the sports equivalent of comfort food,” with a wholesome family show that thrills fans young and old. This year, fans will get to see Special K Daley, dribbling magician Scooter Christensen, and ball-handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson take the court. With them will be teammates Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Land, who just wrapped up last season’s The Amazing Race.

“The Harlem Globetrotters are the epitome of world-class family fun,” Globetrotters’ Senior Vice President for Live Event Marketing Michael Kenney said. “You’ll want to get your tickets now for an experience the whole family will be talking about for years to come.”

The Globetrotters will perform Magical Memories nearly 270 times in more than 200 cities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, five Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico through the first week of May. The original Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining more than 130 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies, and people from all walks of life. They are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The show is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses. Group and scout ticket information, as well as more about the Globetrotters, can be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and limitless study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Media contact: Jen Moritz
E-mail: moritzj@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4038