“Amazing Feats of Basketball” to celebrate team’s unique brand of entertainment

Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre

Tickets are available Monday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.

After 91 years of thrilling and exciting crowds of basketball fans all over the world, the Harlem Globetrotters are ready to take it to a new level – by celebrating the special blend of basketball and entertainment which has made the team iconic.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.Ticketmaster.cawww.canadiantirecentre.com, by phone at 1-877-788-FANS; in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and in the ByWard Market, Algonquin College, Superior Photo and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Tickets are $16, $22, $32, $42, $55, $68, $82 and $130; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

The 2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour will visit Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. and will showcase the high-flying, fun and memory-making shots that the Globetrotters are known for. The dribbling, dunking and shooting – don’t forget the Globetrotters led all of basketball in 4-point shots made in 2017 – will all be on full display.

“There is always a sense of anticipation on the eve of a world tour beginning,” said Globetrotter showman Big Easy Lofton. “But in all of my years with the Globetrotters, there hasn’t been this much excitement before we hit the road. Between the calibers of players, the enthusiasm of the crowds and the chance to see new smiles all over North America, every single one of us is fired up to hit the court once again.”

The 2018 Globetrotters team features the world’s largest collection of elite dunkers, including six players who have competed in the annual College Slam Dunk contest held during Final Four weekend, a Guinness World Record holder for slam dunks and the 2016 winner of the popular TV show The Dunk King.

The highflying dunks do not end with the players as 2018 will also mark the debut of the “Flying Globies” – an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team which will defy gravity during the game action with their exciting in-air stunts.

The Globetrotters show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with all-star Showmen like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Ant Atkinson and Hammer Harrison, as well as fan favourites Firefly Fisher, Bull Bullard, Thunder Law and Cheese Chisholm. To match the growing popularity of the Globetrotters’ female stars, the team will feature TNT Lister, Ace Jackson, Hoops Green and Torch George.

Additionally, the 2018 tour marks the return of the Globetrotters’ longtime nemesis, the Washington Generals. After a long-standing series which saw the Generals lose over 14,000 times, the team is back from a two-year hiatus to rebuild and refocus around one goal – to beat the Globetrotters. After making its retooled debut this summer in the $2 million, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament, the new-and-improved Generals are out to finally take down the Globetrotters once and for all.

Prior to every game, the Globetrotters will bring its fans closer than anywhere else in sports, with an unmatched pre-game fan interaction called the Magic Pass. This ticketed event allows fans an exclusive opportunity to interact with the team’s stars on the court, shoot hoops, learn tricks and pose for pictures. After the game, Globetrotter stars will be on hand for additional autograph and photo opportunities.

More information on the Globetrotters’ 2018 tour can be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.