Harlem Globetrotters Get Books to Kids!

First Book is thrilled to be partnering with the Harlem Globetrotters in 2012 to help bring thousands of books to kids in need across the county.   For over 80 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining and dazzling kids and their families all around the world with their incredible basketball skills and shows.  For 20 years, First Book has been doing the same through 100 million brand new books.  Bringing these two organizations together was a natural fit!

Earlier this year, several schools were visited by Harlem Globetrotter players who showed off fun tricks and even showed some lucky students firsthand how to do some of them!  In addition, The Harlem Globetrotters have created a fun, new app called Trick Shots! The Harlem Globetrotters will be donating $1 to First Book for every download of their new free mobile game (up to $10,000).


In Trick Shots, you must master a combination of skill and physics to shoot a basketball off objects and into the hoop. The Trick Shots app is available for both Apple and Android devices, and thanks to the Harlem Globetrotters’ generosity, helps us put books in the hands of children in need.  This holiday season, classrooms nationwide will be the recipients of a total of 2,000 brand new books!

To find out more about the Harlem Globetrotters and the Trick Shots app, please visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/