Harlem Globetrotters Team Up to Provide Skills Clinics
World renowned basketball team partners with 24 Hour Fitness staffers to host basketball clinics for youth. Closest location is Arnold. Sign up by April 30 to get a discount of $49.
For the first time ever, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are partnering with fitness club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness, to host 120 summer skills clinics for youth across the United States.
Approximately 40 different 24 Hour Fitness clubs in nine states over a 10-week period this summer will host the clinics, including locations in Arnold and St. Charles, MO.
Designed to take fans ages 6 to 14 years old behind the curtain to see the magic behind the Globetrotters’ electrifying basketball skills and tricks, participants also will learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy.
Each clinic will be conducted by current Globetrotter players. Two, three-hour clinics will be held during the following dates and times at these 24 Hour Fitness locations:
• 215 Arnold Crossing, Arnold, MO 63010; June 7-8; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• 1095 Regency Parkway St. Charles, MO 63303; June 4-6; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said in an announcement: “These clinics are an extension of our brand and allow our fans to experience unparalleled interaction with our talented players, while promoting health and wellness for children in a fun setting.”
“Like the Harlem Globetrotters, 24 Hour Fitness believes in the importance of keeping our children active through physical activity and sports,” said Randy Drake, senior vice president of fitness and business development, 24 Hour Fitness. “We are excited to be able to offer these unique and entertaining basketball clinics to our members and partner with the iconic Globetrotters.”
As part of the partnership, the Harlem Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free, three-day passes and discounts on club memberships to parents of clinic participants.
Registration information about the summer skills clinics can be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, where visitors can find a complete list of clinic locations, dates, and times.
Kids who sign up for a clinic by April 30 will receive a limited-time discount offer of $49.
To supplement the live clinics, the Globetrotters also will run “how to” drills and skills videos on key social media platforms to extend the experience for clinic participants.
About the Harlem Globetrotters: Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 86th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over eight-plus decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site.