ST. CLOUD, Minn –
Fans were able to see some high-flying entertainment on the night of Wednesday, April 12 at Halenbeck Hall on the St. Cloud State campus, as the Harlem Globetrotters came to St. Cloud as part of their 2017 World Tour.
“I was pretty amazed at the way they do their tricks. I can’t believe how high they can jump. That was pretty amazing to me,” said Sidney Colbrunn, a freshman at St. Cloud State University, who was witnessing the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time.
The Harlem Globetrotters, who started in 1926, have been around for 90 years. They aim at showcasing great basketball skills, and providing family entertainment.
For Autum Shurbert-Hetzel, a freshman at St. Cloud State, and one of the people in attendance, she’s wanted to go see the Harlem Globetrotters since she saw them in an episode of Scooby Doo when she was young.
“When I heard they were here, I wanted to go and just experience it, and kind of live the childhood dream,” said Autum.
Autum was also witnessing the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time.
A big part of the Harlem Globetrotter’s shows are their interaction with the kids.
“It was definitely nice to see that, and how good they are with the kids,” said Autum.
Sidney talked about what it meant to be able to witness the Harlem Globetrotters in St. Cloud.
“They’re celebrities in St. Cloud, Minnesota of all places. I mean that’s pretty cool,” said Sidney.
Both Sidney and Autum said they would recommend anyone to come see the Harlem Globetrotters, and said that it is an event anyone can go to.
For people that don’t know about what the Harlem Globetrotters do, Autum has an explanation.
“They like embrace basketball. They make it fun and inviting to people from everywhere,” said Autum.