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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Ige celebrates “Harlem Globetrotters Week” in Hawai‘i  

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

What:  Gov. David Ige celebrates “Harlem Globetrotters Week” in Hawai‘i with two stars from the world famous team


  • Gov. David Ige
  • Handles Franklin – Harlem Globetrotters star                                  
  • TNT Maddox – Harlem Globetrotters star, 9th female member in team history

When: Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

Details: To help celebrate the Globetrotters’ 90th anniversary, the team will donate 90 tickets in the governor’s name to the Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation. Hawai‘i youngsters will see the Globetrotters on Saturday, Apr. 23. During their 90th year, the Globetrotters are increasing their community outreach through their “Great Assist” initiative. This week, Handles Franklin and TNT Maddox are presenting the team’s “ABCs of Bullying Prevention” program to elementary schools on O‘ahu. They will also take their “Smile Patrol” to Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu.

For information on the Harlem Globetrotters Hawai‘i event schedule, go to:



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Eric. S. Nemeth

Harlem Globetrotters

Mobile: 602-502-2793

[email protected]