Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Harlem Globetrotters announce additional skills clinic, finalize roster for Wildwood games

The Harlem Globetrotters are set to take over the Wildwoods Convention Center with two skills clinics and four games starting Wednesday, August 8 through Saturday, August 11.

Due to popular demand, the Globetrotters have added a second skills clinic to their four-day schedule. In addition  to the one already scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 10 a.m.- noon, a second  two-hour Skills Clinic will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center Thursday, August 9 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Led by Globetrotters players before they take the court at the Wildwoods Convention Center for four games from Wednesday, August 8 through Saturday, August 11, the clinics are designed to take fans ages 6-14 behind the magic of the Globetrotters’ skills and learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. Participants in the clinic do not need prior basketball experience.

A limited number of spots for the Skills Clinic priced as $49.99, which includes the clinic and a voucher to exchange for a free ticket to the game of your choice, are available now via, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

Tickets to the games starting at $19 are on sale now via, calling 800-745-3000, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

The player roster for the Globetrotters’ Wildwoods appearance has also been announced. Stars scheduled to appear in the four Wildwood games include:
  • Big Easy Lofton – Globetrotters Showman and two-time competitor on “The Amazing Race”
  • Flight Time Lang – amazing dribbler and two-time competitor on “The Amazing Race”
  • TNT Maddox – first female Globetrotter since 1993 and graduate of Temple University
  • Stretch Middleton – third tallest Globetrotter in history at 7-4
  • Too Tall Hall – shortest Globetrotter in history at 5-2
  • Jet Williams – 2011 College Slam Dunk runner up
  • Hi-Lite Bruton – first played with the Chicago Bulls before joining the Globetrotters
  • Hammer Harrison – versatile player known for his ball handing and his dunking
  • Flip Atkins – amazing leaping ability at only 5-9 and former Jesse White Tumbler
Rosters are subject to change.

The full schedule taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center is as follows:
  • Wednesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. – 2-hour Skills Clinic
  • Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m. – Game
  • Thursday, August 9 at 10 a.m. – 2-hour Skills Clinic – NEWLY ADDED
  • Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. – Game
  • Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. – Game
  • Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m. – Game
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 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:

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. In 2010, the Wildwoods Doo Wop Architecture was named “One of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders in America” by The Wildwoods were also named among Smarter Travel’s Ten Best Beach Towns in America in 2010, as well as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Wildwoods were selected as one of’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” The Wildwoods made the list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor in 2012. In addition, the Wildwoods were also voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest. The Wildwoods were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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