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Founded in Chicago in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for an epic celebration tour during their 90th year. In recent months:
1. The team had an audience with the Pope.
2. Walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
3. Broke seven Guinness World Records.
4. Collaborated with STOMP in a viral video.
The team's attention now turns to its birthplace and the Chicago area for the start of their new tour.
CHICAGOLAND / HINCKLEY GAMES
The Globetrotters will celebrate 90 years with Chicago fans during three games at the Rosemont arena on Dec. 29 and 30.
The team will then make a historic return to Hinckley in DeKalb County for a sold-out game at Hinckley-Big Rock High School on Jan. 7 - the anniversary date of the Globetrotters' first ever road game, which took place in Hinckley.
While the Hinckley game is sold out, tickets remain for the three games in Rosemont, as well as games in Valparaiso on Jan. 5 and Bourbonnais on Jan. 6. More info and tix here.
On Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 17, Globetrotters stars El Gato Melendez, the first Puerto Rican-born player on the team, and Slick Willie Shaw will be in Chicago to spread goodwill. Their visits will include school assemblies to present the ABCs of Bullying Prevention to local youth.
Slick is known for his incredible two-ball spin:
Previously in the Harlem Globetrotters:
* Dizzy Grant Dribbles Chicago.
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