NEW YORK CITY (press release)
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters named TV personality, and former University of Tennessee basketball player, Robin Roberts the 10th Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in the team’s history.
“It is our privilege to present Robin Roberts with this honor,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “She used her platform as a journalist to selflessly make her personal health battle public in order to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors, and by doing so, she potentially helped save lives. Robin fully embodies the ambassadorial spirit the Globetrotters have exuded for 90 years.”
The announcement was made before a national TV audience, as the Globetrotters performed on a special basketball court for a multitude of excited fans in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.