With the NFL Draft just weeks away, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters have made their own selection of a new player for their game at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler will put the Globetrotters' gridiron skills to the test during the widely popular Globetrotter Football portion of the show.
In anticipation of the game, Cutler was joined at the Denver Broncos' training facility on Tuesday afternoon by Globetrotters star Wildkat Edgerson and the legendary Curly Neal. The duo gave the signal caller some advice on sharing the floor with his new temporary teammates and snapped some publicity photos. The two Globetrotters took a tour of the Broncos' training facility and met members of the team, including Broncos all-time leading receiver Rod Smith.
On gameday, Cutler will have in tow with him 100 kids who have been donated tickets from the Jay Cutler Foundation. The foundation helps at-risk youth overcome obstacles, graduate from high school, and continue on in their educational careers.
"The Harlem Globetrotters have been positive role models for the youth of the world for more than eight decades," Cutler said. "I am thrilled to give kids in the Denver area this unique opportunity to see these spectacular athletes perform a show they will remember for a lifetime."
"I feel strongly that I have been given a unique opportunity to give back to our community and support our young people," Cutler states on his foundation's Web site. "We can work together to help them reduce absenteeism, avoid criminal behavior, and lessen drug and alcohol abuse."
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, the Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 82nd consecutive season of touring the world. The Globetrotters have played in 118 countries on six continents, entertaining over 125 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, including the 2008 "Magic As Ever" World Tour schedule, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team's official Web site: Harlem Globetrotters
With all the negative talk surrounding NFL players today it is nice to take a moment and spotlight a great thing one of our on is doing. MHR hattip to Cutty for giving a little something back!