|My family at the Meet and Greet session before the Harlem GlobeTrotters show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario|
When the Harlem GlobeTrotters come to town you know it. Their shows are always entertaining and sheer fun, with a strong hit of audience interaction. As a Mom I love that my kids enjoy watching the talented basketball team perform trick shots and whoop it up playfully for the crowd. I also enjoy seeing that they give back. When the Harlem GlobeTrotters come to town they make the rounds, usually visiting hospitals, doing radio call in shows and interviews and they often do a quick Meet and Greet at the YMCA. The Harlem GlobeTrotters Smile Patrol is their community outreach hospital visitation program and they also promote anti-bullying programs as well as healthy activity and play time for kids. That is inspiring for kids and families.
See the big happy smiles on their faces? These girls were looking forward to seeing the Harlem GlobeTrotters show for a couple of months now. They recalled seeing the GlobeTrotters two years ago at Budweiser Gardens and it was incredibly funny and exciting. The show is always extremely theatrical. This year we attended as PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved Brand Ambassadors) and we were extremely fortunate to do the Meet and Greet before the show. We met Doc Anderson and T- Time Brawner, the tenth girl in the history of the Harlem GlobeTrotters to ever play with the team. Both of the players told the girls where they were from and where they each went to university. Ainsley, 10, who loves basketball, got her ball signed by several players. She was thrilled to see T-Time Brawner, number 6, and hollered encouragement the entire show at her: "You can do it T Time." "Try again."
I asked my basketball loving girls this morning what their favourite part of the show was. For Ainsley it was: "T-Time." For Payton: "Too Tall." Too Tall is pint sized, five foot twin inches tall, but he is all energy. During the show he climbed up the basketball net and stood on the rim while dancing and clowning around. When asked to Get Down, he proceeded to break into a silly dance.
You don't have to know that much about basketball to understand the 2014 Fans Rule Harlem GlobeTrotters World Tour. This year the fans truly rule and can click to vote on the rules of the game. Each vote counts. During the game the players then perform whatever the winning rule is. Fans can choose trick shots, Make or Miss, Two Ball Basketball and Hot Hand Jersey. There are a few other options too. Vote for the game rules here and watch the players perform them when they visit a city near you. My kids and I voted for Trick Shot Challenge. That one is the most fun to watch.
For more information about The Harlem GlobeTrotters you can find them on all relevant social media platforms. In fact T -Time and I have been tweeting back and forth already. I love that the GlobeTrotters are up to speed in more ways than one. https://twitter.com/globies ... https://www.facebook.com/HarlemGlobetrotters ...https://www.youtube.com/user/hrlmglobetrotters ... http://instagram.com/harlem_globetrotters
I am a PTPA brand ambassador and as such I receive special perks. My opinion is all my own. We had a great night at Harlem GlobeTrotters World Tour.
The Globetrotters continue their 2014 “Fans Rule” tour throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of April. In all, Globetrotters’ tour will visit over 250 cities. Check out their schedule at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets. Save $7 off each ticket by using the promo code “PTPA” when you make your purchase.