Friday, November 12, 2010

Made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, this year’s military tour by the Harlem Globetrotters will feature 11 games on U.S. military bases in five countries: Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The team will pay tribute to the military with a specially-created camouflage Spalding basketball, in addition to their iconic red, white and blue basketball.

“It’s impossible to fully express our appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces, but our players thoroughly enjoy bringing the troops a slice of home each year, and they consider it a tremendous honor,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “The Harlem Globetrotters have the freedom to entertain people worldwide because of the sacrifices these brave men and women make each and every day.”

The Globetrotters’ 2011 “4 Times the Fun” North American Tour tips off Dec. 26, and will visit Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI on January 23. Tickets for the Grand Rapids date are available now at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000 and Discounts for groups of 10 or more available by calling 616.742.6185 or e-mailing