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Family time with the Harlem Globetrotters. #GlobieFamily

1 April 2013, 20:39



I remember the first time I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game. I was 10, living in Wellington, Florida, and, along with three other unscathed and overconfident 10 year-olds, I cheerleaded at halftime.

In front of thousands of people.

This might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but I wasn’t a cheerleader. I was a tennis player who read a lot of books and may have successfully led a neighborhood babysitter’s club.

Of course, I wasn’t a cheerleader for the Globetrotters themselves, but, rather, for the local Boys and Girls Club scrimmage game that took place during halftime. Regardless of skill, there we were, rocking out our numbers, bright green pom poms in hand, laughing and enjoying our night. Aside from the fact that we were there to support our local club that we spent so many after-school hours visiting (where I was also the fooseball champ), we also got to enjoy one of the funnest basketball games I’d ever been to. Even if I embarrassed myself in front of the entire audience.

The Harlem Globetrotters have been around for more than 85 years, with over 20,000 touring games. Innovators of the alley-oop, 3 man weave, slam dunk and 4 point shot, The Globetrotters have entertained fans in 120 countries around the world.

And they’ll be in Providence THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (April 5th and 6th), at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Our family enjoys all kinds of activities together– from picnics in the park to ice skating downtown to hitting the latest kid-friendly restaurant opening. But, one of the things we enjoy most as a family are live entertainment events. Any time we can hang out together as a family, enjoy some popcorn and snacks, and share wonderment of what’s going on around us, it’s a true family bonding moment.

I know the girls will love their first Globetrotters game this weekend, and we’re excited to take them.

Great tickets still available for this Friday and Saturday, both at 7:30 pm. Get them HERE. Plus, check out the promo code below for discounted tickets!

The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during our games, and would love to see your family when we come to a city near you.  If you’re looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy, get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” tour.  Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game because this year, your family can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com, and decide rules for the game like two balls in play at the same time that could affect the final outcome. After the game, Globetrotters will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids. The only thing better than finding an event the whole family will enjoy, is getting a great deal on it.  Save $7 per ticket* by using the promo code “TOGETHER“. Get ready to experience a show your family will remember for a lifetime!  *Discount available on select ticket levels”

Will you be going to the Harlem Globetrotters game?

Here are the top five reasons why you should.

* Disclaimer- I was provided tickets for my family for a Globetrotters game, but all opinions are my own. 


  1. Joanna {Baby Gators Den} April 1, 2013

    I can't wait for the game!! The kids will have a BLAST!

  2. Jackie April 2, 2013

    We love the Globetrotters! We have seen them either here or in Boston about five times since my daughter was born! It's such a wonderful family treat.

  3. Love the Globetrotters. I've been so many times over the decades, as a teenager myself, with my kids and now grandkids. Their entertainment never gets old... it's just plain FUN! Thanks for the post and reminder of their Providence appearance.

  4. I remember seeing them when I was a kid. My kids showed no interest at all...weirdos!

  5. Leah DeCesare April 2, 2013

    I, too, have fond memories of seeing the Globetrotters as a kid!
    Last year, my daughter sang the National Anthem with the RI Children's Chorus for their opening game at the Dunk! It was so amazing! Thanks for the discount code!

  6. candice April 2, 2013

    I can't wait to bring G!

  7. mel April 2, 2013

    I will be at the fundraiser this weekend during the game time (we could not go Sat) but I am so excited for Hayley and her daddy to go! It is such a fun event!

  8. We can't wait to go this week!!!

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