For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS CELEBRATE 90 AMAZING YEARS
THE 2016 WORLD TOUR VISITS Abbotsford
World famous team announces The Great Assist program to help local communities
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
ABBOTSFORD CENTRE – ABBOTSFORD, BC
Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 @ 10AM
Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000
Tickets are also available at: ticketmaster.ca
Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre | all Ticketmaster Outlets
Tickets (incl. GST) $19.00, $30.00, $42.00, $58.00, $82.00, $110.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
(Abbotsford, Oct. 6, 2015) – Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, presented regionally by CTMS Travel, will bring their unrivaled family show to Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at 7 p.m., during their 90th Anniversary World Tour.
Known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters also announced today that they are giving back even more during their 90th year with The Great Assist program. Stars of the team will leave a mark in communities across North America with acts of goodwill during the tour that is set to play over 330 games in 260 cities.
Fans are encouraged to visit GreatAssist.com to nominate a worthwhile cause or a deserving family in need of a smile, and the Globetrotters will help as many fans as possible throughout the tour. In addition to fan requests, the team is planning to bring their bullying prevention program to over 400 schools and community centers, talk to youth about character education and physical fitness, visit children’s hospitals and lend a hand to those in need.
On the court, the Globetrotters’ 90-year celebration will feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm– plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Tickets start at $19.00 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.ca, the Abbotsford Centre box office, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
As part of the launch of The Great Assist, the Globetrotters performed before fans in Times Square in New York City on Oct. 6 and named TV personality Robin Roberts as just the 10th Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in history. Roberts joins the likes of Henry Kissinger, Nelson Mandela and Pope Francis, who was honored at the Vatican this past May. The Honorary Harlem Globetrotter accolade recognizes an individual of extraordinary character and achievement who has made an everlasting mark on the world. Roberts has provided inspiration for millions, as she has publicly battled life-threatening health issues.
The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
About Abbotsford Centre:
The Abbotsford Centre is a production oriented multi-purpose entertainment venue. Managed by Spectra, the 8,500 seat venue built for entertainment hosts a myriad of events including concerts, rodeos, and circuses, ice skating and family shows. The venue can accommodate sporting events such as hockey, basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics. The venue is conveniently situated off Hwy 1 and approximately 65 kms east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Abbotsford Centre is the premier entertainment and sports venue in the region.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., In addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.
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