February 12, 2019

WHAT: Basketball Trick Shot Cop

WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Watts Learning Center 310 West 95th Street Los Angeles, CA 90003

WHO: Globetrotter “Zeus” McClurkin, 4X Guinness World Record Holder Globetrotter “El Gato” Melendez, the first Puerto Rican player in Globetrotter history. Female Globetrotter “Champ” Thompson, a rookie from Stanford and the University of Notre Dame LAPD Trick Shot Cop Arius George and two uniformed LAPD officers Director Kelly Baptiste, Watts Learning Center

WHY: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are joining forces with the LAPD to a relay a message from the National Campaign to Stop Violence that empowers students with tools in communication as a response to bullying. Combining masterful ball handling skills, humor, and student interaction, Harlem Globetrotter superstars and the LAPD “Trick Shot Cop” will leave a lasting impression on 300 students at Watts Learning Center with an interactive presentation of “T.E.A.M Up at School,” providing students with bullying solutions to Talk, Empathize, Ask, and Mobilize.

CONTACT: Lisa Carey Public Relations 818.889.1085

VISUALS: Excellent interview opportunities and interaction with the players, LAPD officers, students, and administration. Interviews also available in Spanish with El Gato.