Harlem Globetrotters to Donate BOK Center Gate Proceeds to Haiti Relief

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will be donating a portion of gate proceeds from their games played during the weekend of Jan. 22 through 24 – including the doubleheader at the Center in Tulsa on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – to UNICEF’s Earthquake Relief efforts for the country of Haiti, which was devastated this week by a massive earthquake.

The Ambassadors of Goodwill will also donate a portion of the proceeds from next weekend’s games being played in South Bend, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; East Lansing, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that have so ravaged Haiti, and our hearts are with them,” said Globetrotters Kurt Schneider. “On behalf of our players and fans around the world, we pledge to support them in any way possible during this unspeakably difficult time.”

Harlem Globetrotter fans interested in personally donating to the Haiti relief funds are encouraged to visit www.unicefusa.org or www.redcross.org, or another relief effort of their choosing.

Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Spalding, Howard Johnson and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 130 million fans and breaking down barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life.

The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team’s official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Updated 01-23-2010

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