Harlem Globetrotters return to Wilkes-Barre to face ‘Washington Generals’ Revenge’
From a press release:
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” tour.
The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half-century ago. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters.
In addition to the highly-anticipated match-up on the court, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, will honor a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at each of their 310+ games in North America. The team is searching for active, wounded, or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character. Fans can nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at harlemglobetrotters.com. The Globetrotters will also play a portion of each game with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to military members.
With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher, and Moose Weekes – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner, and Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. With incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy, and unequaled fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Tickets start at $15 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.com, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
Watch a fan-made clip from the Globetrotters’ last appearance at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) in March below:
Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines, and Baden Sports, the Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 89th consecutive year. 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 more than eight decades.