REMINDER: Harlem Globetrotters Coming to KC! CONTEST for FREE Tickets!

Enter to win a Family Four Pack!

By Laura Seidel, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Northland Kansas City, MO January 17, 2020

If you're a fan of basketball -- or just a fan of having fun, then you are certainly already familiar with the Harlem Globetrotters®! The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 93 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 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.

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new “Pushing the  Limits” World Tour to Kansas City at Sprint Center on Saturday, Feb. 8,  2020 at 7:00 p.m., and Independence at Silverstein Eye Center Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Globetrotters’ fans will experience even bigger moments and memories. The Hall of Fame team’s 94th consecutive year will feature over 280 games through April in North America. Tickets are now on sale for the Kansas City/Independence games at

There are several new highlights to this year’s tour that never been done before. Holders of 21 current world records, the Globetrotters will attempt a new world record live at each game on tour this year, hoping to add to their list of impressive accolades and innovations. In many markets, the Globetrotters will also perform their legendary pre-game “Magic Circle” ball handling warmups in the dark, using a glow in the dark Baden basketball to provide the illumination. The Globetrotters will celebrate their fans by introducing “The Fifth Quarter,” a free interactive post-game autograph session where fans will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters stars up close and personal.

Additionally, the Globetrotters will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the four-point shot, a shot 30-feet from the basket which they introduced to the sport in 2010. The team will also bring back its popular “Magic Pass” pre-game event, which enables fans to come onto the court, meet their favorite Globetrotters for pictures and autographs, and even learn how to spin a ball on their finger just like the stars.

“The Globetrotters have always been entertainers and innovators, and this season will be no exception,” said Head Coach and Globetrotter legend Lou Dunbar. “Our fans have come to expect more than just a great show, and this season promises to deliver more entertainment and excitement than ever before. We can’t wait to get the season started and create memories that last a lifetime!” The Harlem Globetrotters roster showcases some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and more.

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 website: and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: One Northland Kansas City subscriber winner will be selected from a drawing of all entries and that winner will receive a Family Four Pack (4 tickets) to the KC venue performance of their choice -- either the Sprint Center at 7pm on Feb. 8th or one of the two Independence shows at the Silverstein Eye Center Arena: 12pm on Feb. 8th or 2pm on Feb. 9th. TO ENTER: Please email me at with the subject "Globetrotters Contest" and include your first and last name, email address, ages of your kids, and zip code. By entering, you will be subscribed to the free weekly e-newsletter for Macaroni Kid's Northland KC (if not subscribed already). The winner will be randomly selected at 9am on Thursday, January 30, 2020, so you have until then to email to be entered into the contest. The winner will be notified via email that morning and have until 9am on Monday, February 3, 2020, to respond before a replacement winner is chosen. This is a great opportunity to introduce your family to the wonderful world of the Harlem Globetrotters! Good luck!