Springfield, MO. – It’s not every day that the Harlem Globetrotters bounce into Springfield, MO, but when they do they slam dunk their way into our hearts. Before bringing their basketball wizardry to the JQH Arena on February 3rd (part of their 2017 global tour), the team trekked into Big Whiskey’s Restaurant & Bar® for some pre-game fuel and to meet & greet the staff.
The star-studded athletes are recognized for their extraordinary basketball talent and theatrical comedy during the game. Notorious for ‘giving it their all’, they believe in healthy diet choices and nutritious foods in order to bring their A-game to the floor.
“It is a rewarding feeling that the team chose Big Whiskey’s restaurant for their dinner,” said Scott Lemaster, GM of the Battlefield Road location, “it was a great honor to serve them.”
Healthy choices are not only important for the Harlem Globetrotters, but Big Whiskey’s also takes health to heart with their healthy menu options – fresh salads, hearty soups, and tasty wraps are some of the top picks.
Inspiring and leading the way in sport and community here are ‘Five Great Facts’ about the Harlem Globetrotters:
- Their first game was in Hinckley, Illinois, on January 7, 1927, revolutionizing basketball and the African-American athlete.
- Harlem Globetrotter, Nathaniel Clifton, became the first African-American player to sign an NBA contract, joining the New York Knicks in 1950.
- In 1985, Olympic Gold Medalist Lynette Woodard joined the team becoming the first female to play on a men’s pro basketball team; preparing the way for the WNBA.
- Since the year 2000 the Harlem Globetrotters have accumulated 15 Guinness World records.
- They have raised $1.5 million for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and named Mandela an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
The Harlem Globetrotters will continue their tour, performing at more than 250 North American locales and in 30 different countries. See you on the floor.