I am SO excited. The other day, I read that the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Prudential Center in February with their "You Write the Rules" world tour. Coincidentally, I read it on the same day that Whatever Work's Facebook page reached 300 Likes.
I love writing my own rules, I love the Harlem Globetrotters and most importantly I love YOU!
...So guess what?
It's giveaway time!
I am proud to announce that Prudential Center in Newark, NJ has offered me an awesome giveaway prize of 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters in action on February 16th.
This year, the Globetrotters are trying something a little different:
The Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour will allow New York area fans to choose the rules of each game. New rules include playing with two basketballs at once, getting double the points for each basket, and more. Fans can vote for their favorite rule at www.harlemglobetrotters.com/rule.
I am a HUGE fan of the Globetrotters. I remember watching the commercials as a kid...trying to emulate their moves out in my driveway next to my wooden basketball hoop...whistling Sweet Georgia Brown for the rest of the day.
I even learned to play it on the clarinet.
I always felt super cool whenever I got the basketball to spin for more than one rotation on my finger tip or I could dribble two balls for more than 3 seconds. I thought for SURE a Globetrotter scout would be driving by, slam on the brakes and immediately knock on our front door to talk with my parents about jersey size and the need for a tutor while we're on the road.
Of course, that never happened. But a girl can dream, right?
Here is a little more about the show:
FIRST FEMALE HARLEM GLOBETROTTER IN 20
WORLD FAMOUS TEAM INTO PRUDENTIAL
bring six games to NYC-area from February 15-18
TNT Maddox will inspire all girls in the NYC-area when she
leads the world famous Harlem Globetrotters into Manhattan, North Jersey, and
Long Island for six games from Feb. 15-18, including her Prudential Center debut
on Saturday, February 16 at 1 p.m.
As a former standout at Temple
University, TNT joined the Globetrotters in the fall of 2011 as the ninth woman
to play for the team in 87 years. She is the first female Globetrotter since
1993. The first woman to ever play for a men’s professional basketball team was
a Globetrotter – Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard – who signed in
Sponsored by Howard Johnson
Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic,
the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th consecutive year,
continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball
artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans
of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their
iconic talents in 121 countries and territories on six continents, often
breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their
first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions
of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight
thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem
Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the
Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
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About Prudential Center:
Prudential Center is home
to the three-time Stanley Cup Champion and 2011-2012 Eastern Conference Champion
New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball, the WNBA’s New
York Liberty, over 200 events a year including major concerts, the 2011 NCAA
East Regional, the 2011 & 2012 NBA Draft and the 2013 NHL Draft. Opened in
October 2007, the arena now welcomes over 2 million guests through its doors
annually, ranking tenth overall in 2011, according to leading industry
publication Venues Today. The Rock provides the ultimate live sports and
entertainment experience for fans, featuring unique dining options and superior
customer service in seven premium lounges. The Acela Club showcases a
custom-made mahogany wine cabinet and unique seating overlooking the ice and
court. Ice Lounge is furnished with an ice bar and features center bowl views.
The exciting sports bar atmosphere is the centerpiece of Bud Light Goal Bar,
also with center bowl views.
What’s more, the fan experience begins outside Prudential
Center in Championship Plaza, a brick paved fan message-driven courtyard that
features a 22-foot tall, three-ton metal “Ironman” hockey player statue. The
Plaza plays host to live entertainment with a block party atmosphere during
FanFest celebrations before events. AmeriHealth Pavilion is Prudential Center
Center’s second ice rink and is the official practice facility of the New Jersey
Devils and home to Brick City Boxing, youth, high school and adult hockey
programming and Hockey In Newark.
A pro sports first, the Devils created Mission Control which
features a Digital Command Center located inside the Prudential Center designed
to more effectively manage, monitor, and measure the franchise’s online brand
engagements. Mission Control is fueled in part by the Devils Generals, a team
of two-dozen socially-savvy fans who utilize Twitter, Facebook and other online
channels hosted by the team/arena to extend the organization’s
Prudential Center is located in downtown Newark just two
blocks from Newark Penn Station, accessible via NJ Transit, PATH and Amtrak,
while at the heart of cross-roads for five major highway access routes and 12
miles from midtown Manhattan. Prudential Center’s charitable arm, Devils Care,
in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, was awarded the 2011 EPA’s
Environmental Quality Award for its Rock and Wrap It Up! Program.
*This post is sponsored by Prudential Center. All opinions are my own.