Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters make their annual return to the Wildwoods.

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their one-of-a-kind basketball back to the Wildwood Convention Center for four games and four clinics in four days, Wednesday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 19. Read on for what to expect. Tickets can be purchased by going to HarlemGlobetrotters.com or TicketMaster.com.

1. Educational clinics

Kids will gawk in excitement as they step onto the court with actual Harlem Globetrotters stars during basketball clinics 10 a.m. to noon daily at the Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. Globetrotters will teach their youngest fans ages 6 to 12 some basketball skills while talking about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. No prior basketball experience is necessary, just the desire to have some fun. Cost is $49 and includes a voucher for one complimentary ticket to any of the four games.

2. Entertaining games

The masters of the game will show off their spectacular ball handling skills, jaw-dropping dunks, and hilarious comedy routines during four games, taking place 7 p.m. nightly at the Convention Center. This year, the group is debuting the first-ever 4 point line, a full 30-feet from the basket, so get ready for some surprises. Attendees can expect an interactive show with opportunities to take part in the action. Tickets range from $22 to $75.

3. Magic Pass sessions

Come early to the games for a special Magic Pass session and join the Globetrotter players on the court during their warm ups. Take some shots, try some tricks, and get autographs and photos. Taking place from 5:30 to 6 p.m., the Magic Pass event is $15.

4. Autographs after the game

A common theme in each of the Globetrotter’s events is loads of audience interaction. Whether it’s talking with kids during the clinics, shooting around with families during the Magic Pass session, interacting with fans during the game or mingling afterward for autographs and photos, the players don’t miss a chance to bring a smile to their fans. Bring some memorabilia along for special autograph and photo sessions following each game, open to all attendees.

—Jacklyn McQuarrie

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I interned with a small magazine in Wildwood before starting at The Press in 2013. I currently handle our Hometown and At The Shore calendar of events submissions and enjoy interacting with the local community.

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