Wildkat Edgerson and Buckets Blakes to Sign Autographs And Dazzle Visitors With Timeless Basketball Handling Techniques
The famed Harlem Globetrotters have played more than 25,000 games, entertaining everyone from Presidents to Popes, and on Saturday, February 7, in addition to signing autographs, team members Wildkat Edgerson and Buckets Blakes will entertain fans with their intricate ball-handling skills at the Sports Museum of America, 26 Broadway (at Beaver Street) in lower Manhattan. Visitors who mention “Harlem Globetrotters” at the box office or enter code “BBALL” on the sportsmuseum.com website will receive special savings on tickets: Adults $10; Children $5; Children under the age of 5 are free.For 82 tremendous years, the Harlem Globetrotters have thrilled audiences around the world. Known as the magicians of basketball, The Globetrotters’ acts often feature incredible coordination and skillful handling of one or more basketballs, balancing or spinning balls on their fingertips, and making unusual, difficult shots. Fans will get to see Globetrotter guard, Blakes and forward, Edgerson, display these skills, off court, at the Museum. The Sports Museum of America features legendary Globetrotter memorabilia such as a Harlem Globetrotters basketball and a trophy base from March 1980 in the Chicago area of the Basketball Gallery
Preparing for their 83rd consecutive season of touring the world, the Harlem Globetrotters return to the tri-state area for seven performances beginning Friday, February 13, through Monday, February 16. For more information or to purchase tickets for select NY/NJ shows go to globetrotters.com or ticketmaster.com and enter code SMA for discounted tickets.
The Sports Museum of America, http://www.sportsmuseum.com, is the nation’s first and only fully interactive all-sports Museum that richly showcases the history, grandeur and significance of sports in American culture. Created in exclusive partnership with over 50 single-sport Halls of Fame, National Governing Bodies, private collectors and other sports organizations across North America, the Sports Museum of America features amazing state-of-the-art interactive technologies, dramatic original films and an iconic collection of sports memorabilia. Home to the legendary Heisman Trophy and the Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center, including the first Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Museum provides a forum for iconic and legendary athletes such as Eli Manning, Earvin “Magic Johnson, Terrell Owens, Jennie Finch and others.
The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the last admission at 5:15 pm. For more information, go to http://www.sportsmuseum.com or call (212) 747 – 0900.
WHAT: Harlem Globetrotters’ Wildkat Edgerson and Buckets Blake Host Fans At The Sports Museum of Americ
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 26 Broadway (at the corner of Broadway and Beaver Streets) in