Globetrotters Offer Free Tickets To Federal Workers Furloughed During Shutdown
INDIANAPOLIS – The Harlem Globetrotters say they are offering complimentary tickets to their upcoming games in Indianapolis to any U.S. government employee currently on furlough.
The organization says any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office to receive two complimentary tickets for their games on Friday, Jan. 18 starting at 7 p.m. or Monday, Jan. 21 starting at 2 p.m.
The Globetrotters also play at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana on Thursday, Jan. 17 and at Berry Bowl in Logansport on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
The offer is not valid on tickets that have already been purchased and continues only during the government shutdown.
The Globetrotters have been around since 1926 and have played more than 26,000 games.
Among the Hoosiers who have played for the Globetrotters include Bill Garrett, who toured with the team for two years from 1953 to 1955. Garrett was Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1947 and led the Shelbyville Golden Bears to a state championship that year. Garrett also played for Indiana University and was the first African-American to play for IU.
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