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Media Contact: Alexandra Pedrini
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New Orleans Greyhound Terminal Welcomes Harlem Globetrotters; The team will dazzle A.P. Tureaud Elementary School students with signature basketball tricks and character lessons.
 
DALLAS (Jan. 15, 2014) – For the fourth year in a row, the Harlem Globetrotters are just a few of the 18 million people who travel Greyhound. With both organizations having a history of bringing families together in their unique ways, Greyhound is proud to welcome the team to the New Orleans terminal and give students from A.P. Tureaud Elementary a front row seat for all the action on Friday, Jan.17.

Before their evening show, the team will stop by the New Orleans terminal, located at 1001 Loyola avenue, for students of Tureaud Elementary and Greyhound customers.

But their tricks with a basketball aren’t the only thing the team plans to showcase for the students. The Globetrotters incorporate their signature ball handling skills into character lessons the students can take back to their school with their community outreach program, “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention.”

“The Harlem Globetrotters are more than just entertaining basketball players. One of the most rewarding things we do is talk to kids,” said Globetrotters Showman Hi-Lite Bruton. “We like to reach kids early in their lives and give them character-building tools to be upstanding members of society.”

Whether it’s because of a bus or a basketball, both Greyhound and the Globetrotters help bring families together, creating lasting memories.

“We know inviting the Harlem Globetrotters to our terminal is always an exciting opportunity for students and the customers passing through during their trip,” said Evan Burak, regional vice president, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “These appearances give the kids an opportunity to see these athletes in a way they might not get the chance to otherwise. Not to mention any customers waiting to board their bus get to see the show before heading out of town, which is always a fun surprise.”

About Greyhound:

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About The Harlem Globetrotters:

Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels, World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th 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. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their 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 more than eight thrilling decades. 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.

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