SWEET Georgia Brown! The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters’ theme tune will whistle around Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena when the basketball giants return on Friday, March 23.
And we’re celebrating with a slam dunk of a prize.
The Star has teamed up with promoters Live Nation to give your primary school the chance to win a visit from two of the team’s stars.
Blenda Rodriguez and Flip Atkins are visiting the UK ahead of the tour with a fun-packed demonstration of finger-spinning ball tricks, games and skills.
Blenda, aged 33, from New York, was rated the number one ball handler in 2007.
Rookie Flip is aptly named. The acrobatic 22-year-old is only 5ft 9ins but he has a giant-sized reputation as one of the best steals, assists and rebound experts on the planet.
He is also one of 10 new signings, including the Globetrotter’s first female player in nearly two decades, Fatima ‘TNT’ Maddox, shortest player in Globetrotter history, 5ft 2ins Jonte ‘Too Tall’ Hall and the world’s tallest pro-basketball player, the UK’s own 7ft 8ins Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess, from Loughborough.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the Harlem Globetrotters entertaining fans with their amazing basketball tricks last year at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena.
Guarantee your seats for the Sheffield show on March 23. Tickets, which may be subject to a booking fee, are £12.50, £19 and £25, with £40 courtside.
* For a chance to win our prize, first get clearance from your headteacher, to ensure the visit – including full media coverage – can take place, most likely on the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Then tell us, in no more than 50 words, why your primary school deserves to win.
Remember, this is open to primary schools only.
Email us, at email@example.com, with Globetrotters School Visit Competition in the subject field.
In the email include your full name, address and daytime contact details, plus the name of your primary school, its address, plus, where possible, a contact name and phone number.
And don’t forget to tell us, in no more than 50 words, why your school deserves to win.
Our panel of judges will decide the winner. Editor’s decision is final.
Deadline is Monday, January 23, 2012, 10am. Usual SNL rules apply.