Our First Ever Harlem Globetrotters Game
Disclosure: I am a PTPA Blogaholic and I was provided with a family 4 pack of tickets to attend the show and share my experience. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
I’ve heard about the Harlem Globetrotters before, I even saw a few of them at a college student leadership conference but I had never experienced the full show before so when I had the opportunity to apply with Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) as a brand ambassador I jumped at the chance. I knew my husband would love the opportunity and I thought the kids would have some fun as well. One week ago we attended the show at the Baltimore Arena. We got our two older kids dressed and told them we had a surprise for them. They had no idea what was in store for them.
Our tickets for the show. We had to wait about fifteen minutes for the doors to open but when they did it didn’t take us long to get in the arena and to our seats. We headed to the floor to ask about our VIP Meet & Greet.
Here’s the whole family sitting court side waiting to go back stage so we could meet with some Globetrotters. This was so exciting for the kids.
The kids meet Sweet J. She’s the 12th female player to be added to a Harlem Globetrotters roster. She was the only female on the team that was playing that night in Baltimore. Quick fact: Did you know the Harlem Globetrotters has different teams? The night we were watching this team in Baltimore another team was playing in Chicago. Sweet J was very nice and friendly, she chatted with us about the kids, our home towns and she even shared about her Dallas background.
We also got to meet Hacksaw. He’s from North Carolina, so we spent most of the time talking with him. We lived in North Carolina for a while and he was asking the kids different questions about themselves and us living there. He was super nice and anything we asked him about basketball and the team he answered. My hubby had the most fun chatting with him about NC college sports.
He posed for extra pictures with the kids. He even came back and gave them high fives before leaving. They both were great and we really enjoyed hanging out back stage with them but it was time to head back to our seats because the game was getting ready to start. Here’s some more photos of us backstage and from the show.
When we got back to our seats the show started with a dancing contest between Globie and a few kids. He let the kids win of course but we got a quick video of him dancing.
This tour is called the Fans Rule Tour. One of the newest things added this year is the chance for fan to vote for their favorite rule to be added to the game. My family and I had voted prior to attending and we voted for the Hot Hand Jersey Rule. Both teams will have a hot hand jersey that they can pass among each other to wear during this quarter. The player that is wearing this jersey will be awarded double points when they score.
We also tweeted at the game to keep voting. Each quarter had a different rule and for the fourth quarter the fans at the game voted by cheering for their favorite rule of the night. The one that won in Baltimore was the Trick Shot Challenge. You can head over and check out all the rules and vote. Check out this trick shot from Flip.
If you love “Dancing with the Stars,” you know Mark Ballas. Before the season, Ballas helped the Globetrotters create a new dance that fans will see in every game. Check out a quick snippet I got at the game.
Overall we had so much fun that night with the kids. There was so much fun and excitement. The Globetrotters put on a stellar show. The kids have already asked to attend the game again. They’ve been chatting and sharing with family and friends all the fun we had that night and it was a super special surprise for them. Oh and They have autographs and photos to cherish from the night.
The Globetrotters continue their 2014 “Fans Rule” tour throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of April. In all, Globetrotters’ tour will visit over 250 cities. Check out their schedule at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets. Save $7 off each ticket by using the promo code “PTPA” when you make your purchase. Be sure to connect with the Harlem Globetrotters on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.