The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to Summersville at the Summersville Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Globetrotters’ fans will experience even bigger moments and memories, including a live world record attempt at each game. Plus, many markets will feature a glow-in-the-dark performance.
The Hall of Fame team’s 94th consecutive year will feature over 280 games through April in North America. Tickets are now on sale at harlemglobetrotters.com.
New to this year’s tour, and never been done before, include:
• Holders of 21 current world records, the Globetrotters will attempt a new world record live at each game on tour this year, hoping to add to their list of impressive accolades and innovations.
• In many markets, the Globetrotters will also perform their legendary pregame “Magic Circle” ball handling warmups in the dark, using a glow-in-the-dark Baden basketball to provide the illumination.
• The Globetrotters will celebrate their fans by introducing “The Fifth Quarter,” a free interactive post-game autograph session where fans will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters stars up close and personal.
As part of the tour, the Globetrotters will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the four-point shot, a shot 30 feet from the basket which they introduced to the sport in 2010. The team will also bring back its popular “Magic Pass” pregame event, which enables fans to come onto the court, meet their favorite Globetrotters for pictures and autographs, and even learn how to spin a ball on their finger just like the stars.
“The Globetrotters have always been entertainers and innovators, and this season will be no exception,” head coach and Globetrotter legend Lou Dunbar said in a press release. “Our fans have come to expect more than just a great show, and this season promises to deliver more entertainment and excitement than ever before. We can’t wait to get the season started and create memories that last a lifetime.”
The Harlem Globetrotters roster showcases athletes such as Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, and Cheese Chisholm, plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and more.
The Harlem Globetrotters® have been synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 93 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their talents in 124 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.
For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the team's official website at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, or follow them on Twitter @Globies.