THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — Those wizards of the hardwood, the Harlem Globetrotters, are returning to the Wildwoods and the southern New Jersey shore area Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11, at the Wildwoods Convention Center for a four-game series and two exciting two-hour skills clinics.
The ‘Trotters’ skills clinics teach fans the importance of healthy eating habits and staying fit and will provide behind-the-scenes fun and a sneak peak at their practice. The skills clinics are ideal for children ages 6-14 and are scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9 from 10am-noon each day.
The first female Globetrotter since 1993 (and a graduate of Temple University in nearby Philly) “TNT” Maddox is set to perform in Wildwood. Other team members to hit the court are “Stretch” Middleton, the third tallest Globetrotter in history (at 7 feet 4 inches’ tall), “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter in history at 5 feet 2 inches, and “Big Easy” Lofton, the Globetrotters’ Showman and a two-time competitor (with teammate “Flight Time” Lang) on the reality TV show The Amazing Race. Rounding out the team are “Jet “Williams, “Hi-Lite” Bruton, “Hammer” Harrison and “Flip” Atkins.
The basketball action begins with the Harlem Globetrotters’ first East Coast game this year on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7pm. Other games are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-11, starting 7pm each night.
Tickets are priced from $19. Skill-clinic tickets are $49.99 each and include a voucher for a free game ticket. Both can be purchased at the WIldwood Convention Center Box Office, by clicking here or by calling (800) 745-3000. — Shana Vanegas