First Female Harlem Globetrotter In 20 Years Leads Team Into NJ Next Month

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STATE — TNT Maddox will inspire girls in the New York metropolitan area when she leads the world famous Harlem Globetrotters into Manhattan, North Jersey, and Long Island for six games from Feb. 15-18.

Games include:

  • Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. East Rutherford– IZOD Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. Newark – Prudential Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. East Rutherford – IZOD Center
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Uniondale, N.Y. – Nassau Coliseum
  • Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Manhattan, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden

As a former standout at Temple University, Maddox joined the Globetrotters in the fall of 2011 as the ninth woman to play for the team in 87 years. She is the first female Globetrotter since 1993. The first woman to ever play for a men’s professional basketball team was a Globetrotter – Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard – who signed in 1985.

TNT and the Globetrotters will play a portion of every game with specially-designed PINK Spalding basketballs to promote breast cancer awareness. The team is also selling pink wristbands, and a portion of the proceeds from each pair sold in the U.S. will benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

The Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour will allow New York area fans to choose the rules of each game. New rules include playing with two basketballs at once, getting double the points for each basket, and more. Fans can vote for their favorite rule at www.harlemglobetrotters.com/rule.

Tickets for the NYC-area games are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, each respective box office, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at the Globetrotters’ website under “Get Tickets.”


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