This will be our 3rd or 4th year going to see the Harlem Globetrotters….and once again, WE CAN’T WAIT. I think I enjoy it just as much as my boys. If you have seen them, they are just as good as they ever were. When they play that familiar tune…and they come out on to the court, it’s just so much fun. Brian still talks about going and seeing Too Tall…”remember that guy’s name was Too Tall but he was really short?”
If you are taking a child with special needs or sensory issues…this can be done! Trust me, I’ve done it twice. First, look at your local venues. If you live in a large metropolitan area like I do, chances are they will be at several different spots. Pick a smaller venue. I have seen them at both the University of Delaware and the Wells-Fargo Center, and U of D was a much smaller event. It was just as much fun, though there was not as much noise and hype. Difficult to explain, but either way you will have more fun, just one will be smaller and less noisy. If that is not an option, I would suggest bringing sound canceling headphones if you have them. Kevin did fine last year at the Wells Fargo Center, but it wore on him after a while and I wished I had brought them. You could also just go to the pre-game festivities instead of the game, which is much less noisy. Both venues had plenty of food options including gluten free, nut free and other specialty items. Both venues were very accessible as far as special entrances and elevators and seating.
Most of all, you will just love the antics and the basketball tricks and your kids will not stop talking about it. The Globetrotters are a great family event and one you can feel good about supporting. They also support causes like bullying prevention and child fitness. They have a free app and if you are on Twitter and Instagram, they often have fun contests and things going on.
Ok, enough rambling, here are the local details.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring some of the greatest athletes on the planet to display their innovative ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks, trick shots and side-splitting comedy when they visit the Greater Philadelphia region for five games:
- Wells Fargo Center on March 4 and 5.
- University of Delaware, March 7.
- The Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University on March 11.
I was given tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters event in exchange for this post, all opinions are my own.