Monarch School in Barrio Logan welcomes Julian “Zeus” McClurkin of The Original Harlem Globetrotters for an inspiring and interactive presentation with 60 third, fourth, and fifth graders. McClurkin, who is 6’8”, will take to the court to showcase the signature moves of The Harlem Globetrotters and encourage students on how to respond when bullying happens.
Zeus is one of the most decorated athletes on the Globetrotters roster holding three Guinness World Records titles. He has set the mark for most basketball slam dunks in one minute, with 16 (2017), most bounced three-pointers in one minute, with five (2017), as well as the most behind-the-back three-pointers, with three baskets made (2018). Read more about Zeus here.
As part of the Globetrotters’ growing legacy, their mission ripples beyond the basketball court. In a tribute to the rich cultural history that weaves through the Globetrotters’ story, players support social justice initiatives and community programs within the cities they visit. Children seeing them in action will find themselves sharing space with real-life superheroes, whose honor and conviction match their skills both on and off the court. Emphasizing social involvement, wellness of mind, body, and spirit, and the power of laughter, the Globetrotters will give a new generation of fans the gift of smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts.