Harlem Globetrotters surprise Irwin Elementary students

Briana “Hoops” Green represented the traveling basketball group to promote the upcoming Pushing The Limits World Tour.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 6:45 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2020 10:48 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Harlem Globetrotters made a visit to Irwin Elementary School in Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

Briana “Hoops” Green represented the traveling basketball group to promote the upcoming Pushing The Limits World Tour.

“It was an amazing experience to get a phone call saying the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to your school,” Irwin Elementary Administrative Assistant Kasy Carr said.

Students were not aware of the surprise guest until they were all gathered in the gym following a routine tornado drill.

“Since I was surprised, I had to surprise the kids,” Carr said. “Because I just knew based on the feeling I had, and it was worth it.”

Hoops showed Irwin students a sneak preview of what the Globetrotters will bring to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 2.

The Globetrotters, also known as The Ambassadors of Goodwill, shared what it means to be part of a “TEAM.”

The acronym that Hoops shared with students promotes communication and inclusivity with:

  • Talk
  • Empathy
  • Asking questions
  • Mobilize

“I remember being at that age and wanting to or needing to talk to somebody,” Hoops said. “If you have a problem it’s okay to speak up.”

Hoops will be joined by the rest of the Globetrotters to kick off the start of February in Fort Wayne.

“You will see the dunks, trick shots, and the ball-handling in The Pushing The Limits Tour,” Hoops said. “There will be a lot of crowd interaction and a lot of new elements throughout the game that we are adding.”

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