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Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate 90 Amazing Years; The 2016 World Tour Visits Las Vegas Tuesday, April 19

World famous team announces The Great Assist program to help local communities

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PHOENIX (December 2, 2015) – Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring its unrivaled family show to the new T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. during its 2016 World Tour.
 
Known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters have also announced that they are giving back even more during its 90th year with The Great Assist program. Stars of the team will leave a mark in communities across North America with acts of goodwill during the tour that is set to play over 330 games in 260 cities.
 
Fans are encouraged to visit GreatAssist.com to nominate a worthwhile cause or a deserving family in need of a smile and the Globetrotters will help as many fans as possible throughout the tour.  In addition to fan requests, the team is planning to bring its bullying prevention program to over 400 schools and community centers, talk to youth about character education and physical fitness, visit children’s hospitals and lend a hand to those in need.
 
On the court, the Globetrotters’ 90-year celebration will feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Maddox, Sweet J Ekworomadu and Ace Jackson* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.^
 
Tickets start at $17.00 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, www.axs.com, www.t-mobilearena.com, or by phone at 888-929-7849.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
 
The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout its history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 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 nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
 
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded indoor arena set to open in April 2016.  The 20,000 seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands including Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric, Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc. and Cox Business, as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.

*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change.
^ Subject to availability.

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