Harlem Globetrotters dribble through the District
Ninety degree heat didn't stop the Harlem Globetrotters from hitting the court with dozens of students from St. Augustine Catholic School Wednesday.
The goal: Show kids new ways to get active.
“It can be from walking, pushups, as long as they're doing something that's active, it's productive,” says Harlem Globetrotters’ player Cheese Chisholm.
For the District students, it was a learning moment they won't forget.
“I think it's important because it shows kids that people can exercise in a fun way,” says third grader Olivia Williams.
And the lesson didn't stop at the court. The Globetrotters took the street, dribbling two miles from Logan Circle to Noma, all to promote their summer season.
This year, the team will host more than 330 skills camps around the country, including Falls Church and Annapolis.
In the District, passerby’s couldn't resist a chance to snap a picture with the players.
But for two Globetrotters, Cheese and Too Tall, the most rewarding part isn't the fans. It’s setting a good example for the future.
“The best part is that I can be the ultimate role model on the court and the ultimate role model off the court,” Chisholm says.