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March 28, 2011 12:23 ET

Media Advisory: Harlem Globetrotter Blenda Rodriguez to Visit Naismith Public School

Ambassador of Goodwill to Present Program on Character Education and Active Lifestyle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Now in his fourth season with the Harlem Globetrotters, Blenda Rodriguez will visit Naismith Public School in Almonte, Ont., on Tuesday, March 29, at 1:45 p.m.

Who: Harlem Globetrotter Blenda Rodriguez

What: Globetrotters' ball-handling wizard Blenda Rodriguez will be speaking to students about the team's "C.H.E.E.R.™ For Character" program, which focuses on the following character traits: Cooperation; Healthy mind & body; Effort, Enthusiasm and Responsibility. During his visit, Blenda will incorporate the Globetrotters' signature ball-handling skills into a motivational presentation to the students. In addition, students will be challenged to make and keep a commitment to regular physical activity and lead a more active lifestyle.

When: Tuesday, March 29, at 1:45 p.m.

Where: Naismith Public School, 260 King Street, Almonte, Ont., K0A 1A0

Photo and interview opportunities are available. Media are welcome to attend for the duration of the event.

In honour of its 150th anniversary, the Naismith Museum will unveil a bronzed sculpture of James Naismith – an Almonte native and founder of the sport of basketball – this summer, at Centennial Square in Almonte. For more information, visit Mississippi Valley Conservation's web site:

The Globetrotters are currently one of only eight teams to have been inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2011 "4 Times the Fun" World Tour to Scotiabank Place on Friday, April 1. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    Brent Rossi, Harlem Globetrotters, 602-318-4512