Globetrotters host clinic for kids at Jersey Shore

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The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will be teaching their unique brand of basketball at a series of clinics down the shore.  One team member said the Jersey Shore is a special place for the basketball geniuses.

Now after a clinic with members of the trotters, “Handles” Franklin said you won’t be able to dribble the way he does, but the team helps kids improve their skills.

“We definitely try to teach the fundamentals of basketball, dribbling, passing and shooting, but it’s a Harlem Globetrotters camp so we try to make sure the kids have fun.”

Franklin said the team is fond of Wildwood because they play so many games there.

“It’s rare that we’re in the same location, we play over 250 games a year, but every year in Wildwood we are there for consecutive days.  So it gives us time to be engrained in the community to use those skills and be the ambassadors that we are.”

The clinics begin Wednesday, and the $49 admission includes a ticket to any one of the four Trotters games at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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