Harlem Globetrotters visit Newark High School
February 2, 2012 by Mark
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters raced into the gym of the newark High School earlier this week, to the tune of “Sweet Georgia Brown.” As they danced onto the court, they tossed basketballs at each other and spun them on their fingers in true Globetrotter style. They played to a standing room only audience that packed the Newark High School gym.
The Harlem Globetrotters are a famous exhibition basketball team that travels around the world, generally performing in large arenas and on college campuses internationally. Occasionally, the famous exhibition team will make a stop at various high schools throughout the year. This past spring, they contacted the Newark High School to schedule a performance. Jeff Quackenbush, athletic director and coach of the boys’ basketball team, helped make the arrangements. He estimated that nearly 1200 people were in the stands of the Newark High School gym to watch the Globetrotters perform.
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The night provided a whirlwind of activity and fun as the Harlem Globetrotters defeated the International Elite in spite of the usual Globetrotters’ silly pranks that continually got the players sent to the penalty box. The night was filled with dancing, laughter and individual interaction with the team members, as well as confetti, water fights and a number of other antics put on by the famous globe-trotting team. A portion of the night’s proceeds went to the Newark High School’s Athletic Boosters.