Alex “Moose” Weekes of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will speak on Friday, March 18, to kids at two local schools about “The ABCs of
Bullying Prevention,” a program
designed by the Globetrotters in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence to help reduce bullying and
violence among youth in our schools and communities.
The Globetrotters star will also bring the Smile Patrol™ to Indiana Regional Medical Center in the early afternoon. Smile Patrol
is the Harlem Globetrotters’ proprietary hospital outreach program designed to
brighten the day and lift the spirits of some very special fans unable to
attend a Globetrotters game.
The Indiana County YMCA and Miracle League
groups will participate later in the day in the C.H.E.E.R.™ For Character program,
which extols the benefits of character development. The Globetrotters designed
the program with assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. While there
are several different character traits emphasized by various programs across
the country, the Globetrotters’ program focuses on Cooperation, Healthy mind
and body, Effort, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility, using the acronym
The program targets 6–12-year-old students and
involves Globetrotter players incorporating their signature ball handling
skills with a C.H.E.E.R. basketball. The basketball includes each of the
character traits printed on the outside of the ball and is used as a key tool
during the presentation. Globetrotter players encourage youth to match their
actions with those five character traits in all their life experiences.
Throughout the day, Moose will also do PR appearances at a local restaurant with the Indiana Gazette, speak with radio stations, have a sit-down lunch with the Penn at the HUB, and take photos with IUP basketball team members.
Celebrating 90 years of providing
smiles, sportsmanship, and service to millions of people worldwide, the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to the KCAC in Indiana,
Pa. on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. during their 2016 World Tour.
Tickets are still available at the KCAC box office, by phone at (800) 298-4200 and
Discounted tickets are available for IUP faculty, staff, and students. Please contact Jackie Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit the KCAC website for more show information.