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The Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate Black Excellence with HBCU Homecoming at State Farm Arena


The Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate Black Excellence with HBCU Homecoming at State Farm Arena

Atlanta, GA July 20th) The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are excited to announce a special HBCU Homecoming event during their Spread Game tour stop in Atlanta, Georgia. Celebrating the influence, culture and  legacy of historically Black colleges and universities, and Black Greek organizations, HBCU Homecoming will take place on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00 p.m. at State Farm Arena. Discounted tickets for the game are available for HBCU alumni, family, and friends.

Curated to showcase Black excellence through HBCUs, Black organizations and Black Greek life, the event will give The Harlem Globetrotters  an opportunity to Spread Game, support the HBCU community and cultivate a new generation of fans. During this reimagined Spread Game tour, fans will get to witness where basketball culture meets comedy culture on the court. The Harlem Globetrotters will continue to shape Black excellence, having incorporated many new show elements inspired and created by HBCU alumni from across the nation. 

“As a melting pot for HBCU graduates from around the country, it was fitting that we celebrate the Black college experience right here in Atlanta,” said Sunni Hickman, Harlem Globetrotters vice president of marketing. “I am a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University. As such, I always feel part of an exclusive family, made up of people who share a common bond around the  rich, meaningful and long-lasting experiences only possible at an  HBCU.”

HBCU Homecoming will feature fan experiences at the Globertrotters’ game including a live DJ, and player meet and greet. Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early and wear their HBCU and Black Greek organization gear to show their HBCU pride. 

To take advantage of the  HBCU alumni, family, and friends discount,  use the Code “HBCU,” to receive 20% off the original ticket price. Tickets are subject to availability and early purchase is strongly suggested.

To purchase tickets for the Harlem Globetrotter Spread Game Tour in Atlanta, Georgia, please visit

About The Harlem Globetrotters

The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 

countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today. The Globetrotters are innovators of the game who popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and the half-court hook shot. For nearly a century, the Globetrotters have exhibited Black excellence on and off the court, entertaining, inspiring, and advancing the racial progress of today. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website:  and follow them on Twitter,InstagramFacebook, and YouTube. 

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