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Globetrotters Trot to Rochester

Friday, January 27, 2006

Harlem Globetrotter forward Otis “Mr. OK” Key will visit Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Monday — and that’s a big deal.

Key’s visit heralds the team’s official stop in Rochester this February as part of its 2006 “Unstoppable” tour. It’s a fitting task, since the towering 6’ 10” and 265-pound player seems rather unstoppable himself.

Key was born in Kentucky and, as an Advance Ambassador for the team, visits numerous schools and hospitals in cities across the country. This year marks his ninth season of scoring and rebounding with the Globetrotters; the team itself celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

The Globetrotters are best known for introducing the world to basketball and promoting its popularity globally — the team’s dynamic flair transcends cultural and societal borders. Its players have collectively traveled to 117 nations, entertained more than 123 million fans, won championships, and are known for their amazing ball-handling ability, comedy routines, and of course, some good old-fashioned basketball.

The “Unstoppable” Tour comes to Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena for a 2 p.m. tip-off on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets start at $17 each and $3 from each ticket sold will be donated back to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong (be sure to mention the code, “KIDS”).

Tickets are available for purchase at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office, by phone at (585) 232-1900 or online at  Remember to mention the code “KIDS” when ordering your tickets to ensure that a donation is made back to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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