Harlem Globetrotters set to travel to Ashland University

Rachel Ramsey

Kates Gymnasium is set for The Original Harlem Globetrotters to perform in February for their Fan Powered World Tour.

Harlem Globetrotter games give fans an interactive experience by participating in events before, during and after the games according to the Harlem Globetrotter press release.
Some athletes featured in the Globetrotter games include Big Easy Lofton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Torch George and others.

Fans can order their tickets online and prices range from $18 dollars for general admission to $219 dollars for the “magic pass” which includes special seating with the team, backstage pass and a jersey.

Ashland University student Madison Bement says she has seen the Globetrotters perform before and is thrilled that they are coming to Ashland.

“I saw them perform at [Quicken Loans Arena] when I was in the eighth grade and I thought it was really entertaining,” Bement said. “I think it would be something new and different for our campus and it would attract a large crowd of people.”

The Harlem Globetrotters started their journey Jan. 27, 1927 in Hinckley, IL after being founded by Abe Saperstein in 1926, according to their official website.

The Globetrotters have traveled all over the world, have had their own cartoon show on the CBS network and have performed at a variety of live events and television shows like “The Tonight Show” and “Sesame Street.”

The Globetrotters will tip off February 4 at 7 p.m. in Kates Gymnasium. For more information about the upcoming event or tickets, visit goashlandeagles.com or the Harlem Globetrotters official website, harlemglobetrotters.com.