The Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour is Coming to SoCal!
Basketball has always been my favorite sport. Unfortunately, I was too out of shape to make the high school team, but that didn’t stop me from playing with my friends every chance I got. Therefore, I was super excited when my son, Alex, showed interest in basketball. After seeing a professional game, he just picked up the ball the day after and started trying to dribble. Fast forward a couple more weeks, he was pretty much dribbling anytime he was walking somewhere – to the playroom, to the kitchen, even to the bathroom! We enrolled him in a three-day basketball camp over winter break, and that fueled his love for basketball even more! Therefore, when I saw the famous Harlem Globetrotters is coming Southern California this February with their Fan Powered World Tour, I know that I must take him.
First, some surprising facts about the Harlem Globetrotters.
You probably already know about the Harlem Globetrotters or even have gone to a game or two (or many, many games over the years). However, here are some fun facts you may not know about the legendary team that’s all about providing their fans with one-of-a -kind family entertainment and great basketball skills:
- The team was founded in 1926 (93 years ago!) in Chicago.
- Throughout their history, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained more than 148 million fans in 123 countries and territories on six continents.
- The Globetrotters shocked the world with their wins against the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers in 1948 and 1949.
- As one of the world’s most influential basketball teams, the Globetrotters were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
- The Harlem Globetrotters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1982.
- Wilt Chamberlain started his basketball career with the Globetrotters.
The Fan Powered World Tour
The Harlem Globetrotters have always focused on bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet. For the 2019 Fan Powered World Tour, the team will give their fans most opportunities than ever to interact with the team’s stars! These players might as well have super powers, because in our kids’ eyes, that’s who they are – superhuman beings who can control the basketball at their will. I mean, with how high they can jump and their insane hang time, some of them do look like they can fly!
Talking about flying, back by popular demand, the fans will also get a chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team that will defy gravity during breaks in the game action.
At each Globetrotters game, there will be over 20 opportunities before, during and after each event where fans will get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars – that’s a 30-percent increase over any previous Globetrotters game. Moreover, the Harlem Globetrotters roster showcases some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green. I can’t wait to see the look on my kids’ faces when they meet their favorite players! They will be starstruck for sure!
The Magic Pass
Want to spend some quality time with the stars of the team? Secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session.
New Mobile App
The Harlem Globetrotters now has a new interactive mobile app! The mobile app has exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game and one-of-a-kind image filters that can be shared on social media.
Fan Powered World Tour Schedule for Orange County:
Are you as excited as I am to go to a Harlem Globetrotter game? It has been a childhood dream of mine, and now it’s coming true! Plus, I get to take my own kids to a game that will for sure blow their minds. Here are the games available in the Orange County area:
|February 15||7:00 PM||Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State University|
|February 16||2:00 PM||Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario)|
|February 16||7:00 PM||Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario)|
|February 17||2:00 PM||STAPLES Center (Los Angeles)|
|February 22||7:00 PM||Pechanga Arena (San Diego)|
|February 23||2:00 PM||Honda Center (Anaheim)|
|February 23||7:00 PM||Honda Center (Anaheim)|
|February 24||2:00 PM||Valley View Casino Center (San Diego)|
Where can I get tickets?
You can find tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters games listed above at https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/socal or box offices near you. For more information or to purchase tickets for other locations, visit https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
We can’t wait to see them in a few weeks! Let me know if you plan to go! I will be back with an updated post after we attend the game to share our experience. I have a feeling it’s going to be amazing!