By Alex Shelton
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unique brand of basketball fun to Rocky Top Sports World during Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Camps, June 20 and 21.
Instructors and camp coaches will be teaching the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, etc., while Globetrotters stars will be on hand to encourage the kids and impart fun lessons both on and off the court. These camps are designed for boys and girls ages 6-14, and campers will experience games, ball handling tricks, teamwork, character development, and most importantly, a lot of fun and smiles. Each camp includes time for autographs and photos with the Globetrotters stars.
Rocky Top Sports World
1870 Sports World Blvd
Gatlinburg, Tenn. 37738
Two separate, three-hour camps are available on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to Noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a session on Sunday, June 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the potential for an additional session added from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 21, if registration numbers demand. The size of each camp will be strictly limited. The cost of each camp is $75 in advance and $90 on the day of a camp. Parents can register their kids for a camp by calling Rocky Top Sports World at 865-325-0044 or by visiting RockyTopSportsWorld.com.
Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 89th 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. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 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 website: HarlemGlobeTrotters.com.
Rocky Top Sports World is the country’s newest sports tournament and camp destination. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the venue provides a world-class learning environment for athletes, spectators and camp instructors. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a back-drop, Rocky Top Sports World is truly one of the most unique sports facilities in the country. Within the first year of operation, the complex was voted as one of the Top 6 Basketball Venues in the country by Collinson Media and Events. The 86,000 sq. ft. indoor facility, “The Rock” features 6 hardwood basketball courts, team rooms, Champs Grill and a mezzanine viewing area.