- Tiffany Catherman
- Staff Writer
Three thousand people are expected to attend what is estimated to be a sold-out show at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at 7 p.m. March 29 for the building’s five-year anniversary.
“There’s a lot to enjoy and a lot to experience,” said Jackie Montgomery, the KCAC’s director of marketing and sales. “It’s very interactive, and it falls on two special anniversaries.”
Montgomery is referring to the KCAC’s first ticketed event on March 10, 2011, in which the Ambassadors of Goodwill took the court. This March will also be the third time that the Globetrotters have played at the KCAC.
The Globetrotters will be celebrating their 90th anniversary, having played more than 300 games in 260 cities. They are also celebrating their 90th year with The Great Assist program, so they are encouraging fans to go to GreatAssist.com to nominate deserving families and causes in need.
“The Globetrotters are pledging to spread 100 million smiles over the next 10 years with smiles, sportsmanship and service,” according to the Globetrotters’ official website.
The team, which has become iconic worldwide, is known for its strong involvement in charity work and bullying prevention, earning itself the nickname “the Ambassadors of Goodwill.”
It has played in more than 100 countries and territories, providing some people with their first-ever basketball experience. The Globetrotters are also apart of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
After the game, fans are encouraged to stick around, since the stars of the Globetrotters will sign autographs, take pictures and speak with fans.
Students will have discounted ticket prices. Regular-priced tickets to the event will cost $22.50, and are available for order through the KCAC box office, online at comcasttix.com or by phoning 800-298-4200.
Group tickets are also available for sale through the KCAC website.