NCAA Champion and 4-time Guinness World Record Holder Lead Harlem Globetrotters Into Ontario
Champ Thompson and Zeus McClurkin spread goodwill in advance of 15 games in Ontario from March 31 through April 17.
As the world famous Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their new 2019 Fan Powered Canadian Tour to 14 Ontario cities for 15 games from March 31 through April 17, two stars of the team will give back to communities throughout the province starting this month.
Lili “Champ” Thompson, a defending NCAA national champion from Notre Dame, and her teammate Zeus McClurkin, a 4-time Guinness World Record holder, will visit children at schools with a bullying prevention program, spin basketballs at hospitals with their SMILE Patrol, and dribble into community centers to spread their message of goodwill in advance of the games.
Below is the full schedule of Ontario games.Fans can purchase tickets at HarlemGlobetrotters.ca.
Upcoming Shows in Ontario
The Globetrotters, who are committed to bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their Fan Powered Canadian Tour. At each game, there will be over 20 opportunities before, during and after each event where fans will get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars – that’s a 30-percent increase over any previous Globetrotters game.
Champ was a three-year starter at Stanford University and led The Cardinal to the 2014 Final Four. After completing her undergraduate degree, she earned her Master’s from Notre Dame, where she was part of the 2018 NCAA National Championship team. She attended the same elementary school as President Barack Obama and is conversational in sign language. During her first week on the job, she joined Zeus as two of the Globetrotters who taught Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry some Globetrotters’ plays at practice…
Zeus is one of the most decorated athletes on the Globetrotters roster holding four Guinness World Records titles. Zeus has set the mark for most basketball slam dunks in one minute, with 16 (2017), most bounced three-pointers in one minute, with five (2017), most blindfolded basketball slam dunks in one minute, with five (2018), and most behind-the-back three-pointers, with three baskets made (2018). Zeus is known for his fun personality and crazy trick shots from places like Ohio State and the Mall of America, which have been featured on news outlets around the world.
Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session.*
An additional exciting new element fans can look forward to this year is a new interactive mobile app with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game and one-of-a-kind image filters that can be shared on social media.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 93 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 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 Entenmann’s ® Donuts, Tum-e Yummies 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. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.