The Harlem Globetrotters, known worldwide for their high-flying stunts, antics and skills on the basketball court, are coming back to Shenandoah University and Winchester for a third time.
The Globetrotters, who previously played at SU in 2018 and 2021, will take the court against the Washington Generals at Shenandoah’s James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics and Events Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at eventbrite.com; approximately 1,800 tickets are being sold for the event, and all tickets will be reserved seating.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Those who purchase a Magic Pass gain access to a special pre-game event at 5:30 p.m., during which attendees will learn tricks and have the opportunity to shoot hoops, get autographs and take photos with the Globetrotters. Doors for Magic Pass ticket holders open at 5 p.m.
The event is organized by Russ Potts Productions, Inc. (RPPI) and sponsored by United Bank.
Our team at RPPI is thrilled to bring the world famous Harlem Globetrotters back to Winchester to provide fun, family-friendly entertainment for our community. The last two events at Shenandoah University sold out, so we encourage fans to get their tickets right away. We look forward to working together with our great partners at Shenandoah University, Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester and all of our great corporate sponsors.”
Zach Franz, president of Russ Potts Productions, Inc.
A food drive will take place during the event to benefit Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester, a nonprofit organization that helps address the needs of local K-12 students. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items, which will be collected at the door.
Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester packs over 1,200 food bags a week for area students who don’t have enough to eat over the weekend, when they don’t have access to school meals. These food packs come together one can at a time, oftentimes from multiple sources throughout the community. The Bright Futures and Student Support teams want to thank the community, Shenandoah University, Russ Potts Productions and the event sponsors for their support and partnership in the event and food drive. Donations of canned fruit and vegetables, breakfast bars, oatmeal packets, boxed mac and cheese, and canned tomato sauce are urgently needed and highly appreciated.”
Elise Stine-Dolinar, program coordinator at Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester
The Globetrotters perform more than 400 live events worldwide each year. Founded in 1926, the Globetrotters have played more than 26,000 games in 122 countries/territories. Off the court, they’ve maintained a longstanding legacy of involvement in local communities.
About Russ Potts Productions, Inc.
Led by President Zach Franz, RPPI has organized more than 900 major events nationwide, including collegiate and professional sports and entertainment events. Among many successful events over the years, RPPI was involved in organizing the Battle at Bristol college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016, which set the all-time college football attendance record of 156,990 attendees.
In addition to sports marketing, promotion, and event organization, RPPI also provides business development, sports facility consulting, and corporate sponsorship services.