Harlem Globetrotter wows Edmonton kids

EDMONTON, April 8, 2015  /CNW/ - Earlier today at the One Life Experience in West Edmonton mall, students were treated to an inspirational basketball clinic by Harlem Globetrotter "Zeus" McClurkin.  The kids practiced basketball skills and tricks, and learned how they can help children around the world.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, made possible through a partnership between The Harlem Globetrotters and World Vision. A clinic of this kind has never been done before in Canada. McClurkin is in Edmonton promoting the upcoming Harlem Globetrotters tour.


"I love getting out and inspiring kids about the amazing impact they will have on this world and help build their confidence. The basketball tricks and skills I'm teaching them today are fun, but I'm hoping they can see that they can use whatever skills and passions they have, to make a difference, like the Harlem Globetrotters have been doing for the last 89 years."
-Julian "Zeus" McClurkin, Harlem Globetrotters

"Zeus is funny."
- Carter Beuerlein, age 9

Quick Facts:

  • The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
  • World Vision is a proud partner of the Harlem Globetrotters on their North American tour.
  • The One Life Experience is a 2,000 square-foot interactive village in West Edmonton Mall that transports visitors to the heart of Africa. Through a captivating audio tour and powerful imagery, they experience the impact of HIV and AIDS by stepping into the life of a child.

Background Information:

What Canada can do:
Canadians can visit the One Life Experience in West Edmonton Mall to find out more about World Vision's work or Sponsor a child.

A limited number of free autographed Harlem Globetrotter balls are available at the One Life Experience for fans. There is a limit one per family and they will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "Julian "Zeus" McClurkin of the Harlem Globetrotters at the West Edmonton Mall entertaining kids at World Vision's One Life Experience booth. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150408_C5883_PHOTO_EN_14073.jpg

For further information: For interviews contact: Genevieve Barber - 905-565-6200 x 2176 or Genevieve_Barber@worldvision.ca


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