Although we are a close family with a teen boy and a teen girl, it’s not always easy to agree on a family outing. When the opportunity to see the Harlem Globetrotters arose, I jumped on it knowing this was going to be a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy. It was one of those events that my parents took me to and I wanted to be sure that my kiddos would have the same experience.
Family fun, basketball, entertainment, comedy, and cool basketball tricks – all wrapped up in red, white and blue at the Honda Center in Anaheim. We are excited to share our top nine unforgettable moments with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.
1. Family Night Out – It’s always a blessing to spend an afternoon or evening out with the kids. The Harlem Globetrotters is the perfect show that grabs and holds the attention of the everyone in the family.
2. “Introducing… Your Harlem Globetrotters” – Lights, music, dancing… applause as each player came out to the floor and showed their super cool basketball trick. Yes, before the games even started I was already cheering and amazed at each trick.
3. Dancing, dancing, dancing – The players not only ran up and down the court, but they danced the night away. Break-dancing, dancing with the audience, or dancing to distract the referee, it was a happening throughout the entire game. I was dancing in my seat too, I’m sure the kids will never forget that.
4. Honoring Our Heroes – Special to us (parents), but also special to our kids, The Harlem Globetrotters honor a hometown hero at every game. This was a special moment for our family as we have an active family member and veterans close to us. Nominate your hero on the Harlem Globetrotters website.
5. The Big Come Back – The infamous Generals lead the game in points, but not without the help of a questionable referee. It was down to “sudden death” and our Globbies won! Phew, how exciting.
6. Player Diversity – This was super special to me. Not only because I’m a woman, but because I’m also short. I love it when short basketball players are on the court. Seriously though, I was doing some homework and found an old program. It’s delightful to see a woman sporting the red, white and blue jersey of the Harlem Globetrotters.
7. Ball Signing – This was my son’s and my favorite part of the evening. The player’s stayed on the court so that everyone had the opportunity to meet and/or get a signature. My son and I met each player. They were all super nice and made an effort to sign and smile for everyone. Awesome!
8. Globie – The Globetrotter’s mascot got the crowd going with his crazy dance moves and antics.
9. World Vision – The last Globetrotter we met to get our Globetrotter basketball signed was not on the court but at the World Vision stand outside the court. The Harlem Globetrotters has partnered with World Vision to get the word out there to let us know that we to can “join the team and sponsor a child.” World Vision’s goal is to better the world for children. Click here for more information on this initative.