|HARLEM GLOBETROTTER TO BRING ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AT ROYAL VALE SCHOOL|
MONTREAL, APRIL 4, 2016 – Buckets Blakes, a player from the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, will visit with students at Royal Vale School in NDG on Tuesday, April 5 (11 a.m.) to present “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention,” which targets six to 12 year-olds.
The Globetrotters, who will play at the Bell Centre on April 8, designed the program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV). It focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.
Blakes will ask the kids their definition of each word in the ABCs and expand on the answers. For example: “COMPASSION means caring about others and your community. You can stop bullying by being a friend and staying involved in positive activities that show that you care about other people.”
For the finale, Blakes will pick a few kids to join him up front to teach them some special Globetrotter ball handling moves to the tune of the team’s “Sweet Georgia Brown” theme music.
The Globetrotters will bring “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” to nearly 400 schools and youth centers as part of their 2016 World Tour, celebrating the team’s 90th anniversary.
Michael J. Cohen