Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Harlem Globetrotters

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters just started their 84th season of fun-filled family entertainment, and their U.S. “Magical Memories” tour began on December 26th! Through my PR work on My Four Monkeys, we were invited to experience the Harlem Globetrotters as a family and attended their Richmond, VA event on December 27th! Jeremy and I haven't seen the Globetrotters since we were kids and vaguely remember them visiting our schools when we were in middle school. I remember how fun it was and the great tricks, but I was not prepared for the event that we attended on Sunday afternoon. We are so thankful that we got the chance to share the magic of the Harlem Globetrotters with our kiddos! The event lasted a little over two hours and was slam packed with fun, action and music. The show is set up like a basketball game with the Globetrotters facing their arch rivals the Washington Generals. The whole family loved Handles and his funny antics. It didn't take long for Caitlyn to figure out that it wasn't a "real" basketball game, but the younger ones were rooting for the Globetrotters the whole way! It was fast paced and kept the kids attention the whole time. There was never a dull moment with Handles and Globie (the Globetrotters mascot), the incredible ball handling and tricks, the secret weapon of the opposing team's coach that threatened to lose the game for the Globetrotters, the fan interaction (LOVED THIS!!!), and the fantastic slam dunks! Check out the short video below with some clips from our afternoon.

After the game the Harlem Globetrotters all stay out on the court to sign autographs. Everyone who wants an autograph gets an autograph. The players are so nice and you can get as many autographs as you want. All three "big kid" (Luke stayed home with a sitter) got autographs and we're so excited to meet the Globetrotters!!

Here our top 5 list for our favorite things about our Globetrotter experience:

1. Globie the Globetrotters' mascot

2. The action!!

3. Family time :)

4. Getting our autographs

And of course... 5. The silliness!!

**Thank you to the Harlem Globetrotters for providing the family tickets for us via Coyne PR!**