Our friends the Harlem Globetrotters visited with YMCA Christchurch on their tour through New Zealand last week. After inviting the YMCA crew to the event the team met with them after the performance to chat, sign autographs and give away some basketballs.
YMCA Christchurch Chief Executive Josie Ogden Schroeder said it was a major highlight for her YMCA: “It is so great to have the Harlem Globetrotters who are so inspirational for young people, sharing our values and being so generous with their time for us. To think basketball started at YMCA all those years ago. Look where the game is now!”
The Harlem Globetrotters signed on as an official partner of World YMCA last July at the 19th World Council. So far they have visited YMCAs in Canada, Spain and now New Zealand. For more information on the Globetrotters visit their website. Contact: DJ Forza at : firstname.lastname@example.org to see how your YMCA can connect with the team.