The world renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team is returning to
the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm.  The MTS Centre along with the Globetrotters are inviting youth basketball teams from around Manitoba to attend the game at a reduced group rate.  For more information...

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2008 Harlem Globetrotters Youth Basketball Team Promotion


their 82nd Anniversary, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are
bringing their North American Tour to Winnipeg. The Globetrotters will
take the court on Tuesday April 8, 2008, against the New York Nationals
at the MTS Centre. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. 



To special order your tickets to the game, contact... 

Greg Atkins

Account Executive

True North Sports & Entertainment Limited

Phone: (204) 926-5512

Fax:    (204) 926-5555


world-famous HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were originally formed from the
Wendell Phillips High School. The team played in the Negro American
Legion League as the "Giles Post," and in 1927 turned professional as
the Savoy Big Five under manager Dick Hudson. Later that year, promoter
Abe Saperstein (Hall of Fame, 1971) bought the team and re-named it the
Harlem Globetrotters.

Up until the late 1930s, the Globetrotters were a serious competitive
team. Starting with the acquisition of Inman Jackson, the Globetrotters
began to work more light entertainment and comedic routines into their
appearances, but could still play with the best of the professional

In 1939, the Globetrotters were runners-up to the New York Rens (Hall
of Fame, 1963) in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in
Chicago. The team won the tournament in 1940. After World War II, the
Globetrotters became real "globetrotters," traveling the world and
entertaining thousands.

With players such as Geese Ausbie, Goose Tatum, 1998 Hall of Famer
Marques Haynes, Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon, the Globetrotters
quickly became ambassadors of bringing their showmanship to millions.
The team has played over 20,000 games in more than 100 countries around
the world.

More info on the Globetrotters can be found at

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