Tipoff for the event is 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Showcase Scheduled for February 13th
Newark, N.J. (Saturday, January 30, 2010) – The world-renown Harlem Globetrotters are heading to the Garden State in February, and it has been announced that they will make a stop at Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, February 13th. Tickets for the event start at just $20, and they are available now at the Prudential Center box office or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
“The Harlem Globetrotters are the epitome of world-class family fun,” said Michael Kenney, the Globetrotters’ Senior Vice President of Live Event Marketing. “You’ll want to get your tickets now for an experience the whole family will be talking about for years to come.”
The Globetrotters first tipped off in 1926 after being founded by Abe Saberstein, who at 5-5 is the shortest member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Originally launching in Chicago, the Globetrotters have played over 25,000 games in over 100 countries. Initially, the Globetrotters were strictly a competitive basketball team, but they began to add comedic and entertainment aspects to their show over the years to massive success with their audiences. The team quickly developed into an international sensation after their launch, and the organization also takes a hard focus on community and philanthropic involvement.
The Globetrotters have reportedly won as many as 8,829 games in a row during their 84-year run, and the losses have come at a minimum. Many former NBA greats, such as Wilt Chamberlain and Connie Hawkins, have also put on the red, white and blue jersey of the Globetrotters.
For more information about the Globetrotters, log onto www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com, and additional information about Prudential Center is available on its website at www.PruCenter.com.