The following is a press release from 24 Hour Fitness:
For the first time ever, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are partnering with fitness club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness, to host 120 summer skills clinics for youth across the U.S. Designed to take fans ages six to 14 behind the curtain to see the magic behind the Globetrotters’ electrifying basketball skills and tricks, participants will also learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. The innovative clinics will take place at approximately 40 - 24 Hour Fitness® clubs in nine states over a 10-week period this summer, including six locations in the Los Angeles metro area, June 25-29. “We are excited to partner with 24 Hour Fitness on this innovative program that combines the world’s most entertaining basketball team and a national fitness leader,” Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said. “These clinics are an extension of our brand and allow our fans to experience unparalleled interaction with our talented players, while promoting health and wellness for children in a fun setting.” Each clinic will be conducted by current Globetrotter players. Two, three-hour clinics will be held during the following dates and times at these 24 Hour Fitness locations:
- 5300 Lankershim Blvd., Ste. 100, North Hollywood, Calif. 91601; June 25-26; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- 945 E. Dominguez St., Carson, Calif. 90746; June 25-26; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- 450 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, Calif. 91203; June 27-28; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- 589 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626; June 27-28; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- 2180 Lincoln Ave., Bldg. #4, Altadena, Calif. 91001; June 29; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- 2831 West 120th St., Hawthorne, Calif. 90250; June 29; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
“Like the Harlem Globetrotters, 24 Hour Fitness believes in the importance of keeping our children active through physical activity and sports,” said Randy Drake, senior vice president of fitness and business development, 24 Hour Fitness. “We are excited to be able to offer these unique and entertaining basketball clinics to our members and partner with the iconic Globetrotters.” As part of the partnership, the Harlem Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free 3-day passes and discounts on club memberships to parents of clinic participants. Registration information about the summer skills clinics can be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, where visitors can find a complete list of clinic locations, dates, and times. Kids who sign up for a clinic by April 30 will receive a limited-time discount offer of $49.00. To supplement the live clinics, the Globetrotters will also run “how to” drills and skills videos on key social media platforms to extend the experience for clinic participants.