Saskatoon, SK – The Harlem Globetrotters have been dazzling fans worldwide for decades; it is off the court where they shine as the Ambassadors of Goodwill. The Salvation Army in Saskatoon witnessed that goodwill on Monday, December 17th when player, Handles Franklin, visited the Community Centre.
During his visit Franklin served lunch to hundreds of Saskatoon’s less fortunate and helped make their Christmas season brighter.
“The Harlem Globetrotters love to give back to communities,” says Glynnis Richard, Public Relations Manager for the Harlem Globetrotters. “The team brings a charitable spirit to each city they play with many community outreach programs benefiting families and children.”
The Salvation Army was thrilled to have a member of The Harlem Globetrotters in Saskatoon to help provide hope and dignity to many of the cities marginalized.
“We are excited to have welcomed Handles Franklin to the Centre and know that as he shared in serving meals he brought that little extra joy and pleasure this Christmas,” says Malba Holliday, Executive Director of the Saskatoon Salvation Army. “Thank you Harlem Globetrotters for supporting our ministry and community.”
The Harlem Globetrotters will play in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre on January 8, 2013.
About The Harlem Globetrotters
Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 87th consecutive year in 2013, 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, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.