Harlem Globetrotters training camp, exhibition coming to LakePoint Sporting Community


EMERSON, Ga. (October 12, 2016) – LakePoint Sports, the premier sports vacation destination, is excited to announce a partnership with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. LakePoint’s new Champions Center has been selected as the host site for the Globetrotters annual training camp to be held November 28 – December 9. As a part of the partnership, LakePoint will host the Globetrotters training camp exhibition game that is open to the public on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.



“To have a prestigious and historic organization, such as the Harlem Globetrotters, choose LakePoint as the new site of their training camp, really helps to confirm the Champions Center as one of the premier indoor sports venues in the nation,” said Earl Ehrhart, CEO of LakePoint Sporting Community. “We are excited for the opportunity to open our doors to the local community and give everyone the chance to enjoy the highly entertaining show the Globetrotters will put on.”


The exhibition game will provide fans with the opportunity to purchase general admission or floor seating. Additionally, Magic Pass, a special pre-game meet and greet with the stars of the Harlem Globetrotters, will be available for purchase.


LakePoint has also partnered with Bartow County and surrounding school districts to host a special presentation on Thursday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m. This presentation will consist of the ‘Harlem Globetrotters Experience’ and the ABC’s of Bullying Prevention, signature programs from the Harlem Globetrotters. In working with the local schools, LakePoint has extended an invitation to all area fourth graders to attend this free daytime performance and are expecting up to 2,500 students to attend. LakePoint and the Globetrotters share a similar mission to give back to the community and to make a positive impact on lives through sport.


LakePoint is honored to host this event and excited to invite the local community to experience the magic of the Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets are on sale now at ticketweb.com and more information can be found at lakepointsports.com

About LakePoint Sports

Welcoming more than a million visitors since its inception, LakePoint Sporting Community is on track to be one of the world’s largest and most unique destinations for travel sports. With more than 1,300 acres nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and adjacent to beautiful Lake Allatoona, LakePoint will feature state-of-the-art sports venues and five million square feet of amenities including onsite hotels, restaurants, themed retail, bowling, ziplines, water parks and much, much more. Visit us at lakepointsports.com or follow on social media @lakepointsports.



About the Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem 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 – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

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