Originators of basketball style and skilled athletes of the highest order, The Harlem Globetrotters are teaming up with The National Police Athletic League to support hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana. Harlem Globetrotter's Nate "Big Easy" Lofton is more than ready to put his hands to work and tidy up the community.
Lofton, along with Jeff Hood, CEO of The National Police Athletic League, will be at the First Baptist Church of Golden Meadow, located at 187 Oakridge Dr. in Golden Meadow, La., this Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. to help clean up the area and deliver storm aid.
Since their founding in 1926, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters were never short of presenting their amazing talent in 124 countries and territories on six continents. What motivates them is their desire to spread game and entertainment to the world. How many of you know that they popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and invented the half-court hook shot? Talk about innovation!
The mission of PAL is to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing mentorship, civic service, athletics, recreational enrichment, and educational opportunities and resources to PAL Membership Chapters and local communities. They take on a different approach by engaging with kids and cops, building relationships with them all. PAL provides the necessary tools and resources that will allow others who want to get on board to create long-lasting bonds in communities and enhance them in the process.
For more information on PAL, visit National Police Athletic Activities League Inc.