|Vol. 17, No. 19||Feb. 12, 1998|
The Harlem Globetrotters will present "What Sports Should Be" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, in the Bob Carpenter Center. Globetrotter tickets are $12, $18, $22 and $30, depending on seat location, and a limited number of floor seats are available for $120 each.
Tickets are now on sale at both campus box offices, at Ticketmaster outlets and by phone through Ticketmaster at 984-2000 or (215) 336-2000. A convenience charge may apply.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate the world record of playing its 20,000th game during this year's tour. The team, which began in 1927, has performed for more than 100 million fans in 114 countries.
"We're dedicating this historic season to the fans and the former and current Globetrotters who are responsible for this world record," Mannie Jackson, team owner and chairman, said. "In today's world, where professional athletes too often spurn sportsmanship and put down fans and officials, the Globetrotters continue to shine as examples of what sports can and should be...real athletes and real fun where fans see and appreciate real competition. It's what sports should be."
The current show features Michael "Wild Thing" Wilson and Fred "Preacher" Smith, world record-holders in the vertical slam dunk, and Matt "Showbiz" Jackson, the reigning "Clown Prince of Basketball," as well as high tech special effects, basketball wizardry and a hip musical score. Fans will be able to meet their favorite Globetrotters at the post-game autograph session. For information on the Globetrotters, check out www.harlemglobetrotters.com/