The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing a slice of home to U.S. troops based overseas with an extended holiday tour of international U.S. military bases – the 14th time in the past 12 years that the “Ambassadors of Goodwill” have entertained U.S. troops overseas.
Made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, the 10-game tour, beginning in late November, will feature shows on U.S. military bases in the Middle East.
Highlights of previous military tours include the Globetrotters’ first-ever visit to Afghanistan in November 2012, tours of Iraq in 2009 and 2006, a visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2005 – and games on four active-duty U.S. aircraft carriers, including a performance on the U.S.S. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf in 2006.
“It is an honor and a privilege to entertain the troops who make such great sacrifices in the name of freedom,” said Globetrotters star Flight Time Lang. “It’s the efforts of people like these brave men and women that allow the Harlem Globetrotters to travel the world in this our 90th year.”
Globetrotter military tours have visited over 50 U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Belgium, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Greece, Guam, Italy, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. 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 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. To purchase tickets for the Globetrotters’ historic 90th anniversary tour, CLICK HERE.