Harlem Globetrotters to Visit Ferrell Center Feb. 5

Jan. 30, 1998

WACO, Texas -- The Harlem Globetrotters bring their unparalleled basketball show to Waco at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Baylor University's Ferrell Special Events Center.

Known for their innovative and entertaining performances, the Globetrotters are on their 1998 "What Sports Should Be Tour." This season the team will play their 20,000th game and have some surprises in store for the celebration.

The team made appearances on national shows in 1997 and helped Warner Brothers promote the international video release of Space Jam. In October 1997, Globetrotters Michael Wilson and Fred Smith set a world record with a 12-foot slam dunk in Birmingham, England.

"The Harlem Globetrotters were formed in 1926 during a period when African Americans were not allowed to play in the white professional leagues," says original Globetrotter Inman Jackson. Jackson and founder Abe Saperstein are producing a film based on the early experiences of the team. "Showtime" should be released Christmas 1998 or Summer 1999. The Globetrotters have performed before more than 100 million fans in 114 countries during the past 71 years.

Tickets for the performance are $17.50, $14 and $11. Student tickets are $7 and $5.50. Tickets are on sale at MJ Designs, Blockbuster Music, Foley's in Temple, or by calling Ticketmaster at (254) 752-8822.

For more information, call 710-1915, or visit the Globetrotters' website at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com .

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