World famous Harlem Globetrotters coming to Eblen Center Jan. 17

World famous Harlem Globetrotters coming to Eblen Center Jan. 17

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their family-themed show to Tennessee Tech's Eblen Center on Thursday, Jan. 17, the first performance in the Upper Cumberland by the legendary basketball team in three years. Tickets for the show are on sale now, with prices ranging from $19 to $53 per seat.

In addition to tickets for the game, the Globetrotters will also host an interactive pregame event which is also available to the public for $15 per person.

Tickets for the game and pregame event are on sale now at the links below.

The Globetrotters have thrilled audiences around the world for 86 years, and have played more the 30,000 games, entertaining everyone from Presidents to Popes. Today, a new generation of stars carries on the storied tradition with timeless basketball exhibitions.

The game in Cookeville is part of their current 2013 Awesome "You Write the Rules" tour in which fans can go online and vote for rules the team will follow in the contest.

"We're thriled to be able to host the Globetrotters once again," said Mark Wilson, TTU Director of Athletics. "It's a spectacular and enjoyable show for everyone, young and old. This is a great opportunity for families who have never had the chance to see the Globetrotters in person, to come out and see them in this region.

"It's also the kind of show that people love to come back and see again, even if they've seen the Globetrotters before," Wilson said. "It's not only fun for the young fans who have never seen the show, but also for parents and grandparents who might be seeing the Globetrotters for a second or third time. The players change over the years, but the entertainment and skills are still fantastic."  

Throughout the years, the Globetrotters have featured numerous legendary stars, including Curly Neal, Geese Ausbie, Marques Hauyes, Meadowlark Lemon, Connie Hawkins, Showboat Hall and Reece Tatum.

The show at Tech will also feature Globie, the popular mascot of the world's most famous basketball team. Dancing, cheering, meeting fans and giving high-fives, Globie is a symbol of worldwide goodwill and family fun and loves making people smile.

Globie always dreamed of being a mascot.  In fact, he went to mascot college and studied with such greats as the Phillie Phanatic, the Famous Chicken and the Phoenix Suns Gorilla.

After graduating at the top of his class, Globie became the mascot of the Harlem Globetrotters, the perfect team to fit his style of fun, energy and making kids laugh.  He has been entertaining fans around the world ever since.

For additional information, call (931) 372-3940.

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