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Harlem Globetrotter Anthony 'Buckets' Blakes to visit the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Published March 26, 2014 14:55

Now in his 12th season with the Harlem Globetrotters, Anthony 'Buckets' Blakes will visit the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. Buckets' appearance in Ottawa comes 10 days in advance of the Globetrotters' April 6 game at Canadian Tire Centre.

Who: Harlem Globetrotter and Ambassador of Goodwill Anthony 'Buckets' Blakes.

What: Buckets, the Globetrotters' ball-handling wizard and four-point shot specialist, will be speaking to a group of children and youth at the McCann Clubhouse about the team's ABCs of Bullying Prevention program, which focuses on Action, Bravery and Compassion.

During his visit, Buckets will discuss the three key words in the ABCs and various tools that can be used on a daily basis to reduce bullying in our community. He will equate what it means to be part of a team to how the participants can offer support to one another to help stop bullying.

The important message of bullying and violence prevention will be conveyed with participation from the boys and girls at McCann Clubhouse, which will also incorporate the Globetrotters' signature ball-handling skills and humour into a well-balanced program designed to inform and entertain.

Following the ABCs of Bullying, Buckets will kick-off the club's 5 p.m. B-Ball Skillz n' Drillz clinic by teaching the children and youth at McCann Clubhouse a handful of the Globetrotters' most well-known tricks.

When: Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa - McCann Clubhouse, 430 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, Ont.

Photo and interview opportunities are available. Media are welcome to attend for the duration of the event.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, please visit

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour to Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 6. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tickets start at $16 and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

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