Harlem Globetrotters Visit Rhein Benninghoven Elementary

A Harlem Globetrotter helps a student balance a basketball on her finger.
Shawnee Mission School District

On a recent school day at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary, two players on the Harlem Globetrotters team stopped by to share some basketball tricks as well as tips for being a better teammate.

 Click here to see a video of a part of their visit.

Chris “Animal” Hyche and Briana “Hoops” Green spoke to students in a school assembly, while on a visit to the Kansas City area. As part of their tour stop, they talked to students about how to support one another during the school day and gave them strategies to help prevent bullying.

Using the acronym T.E.A.M, which stands for talk, empathize, ask, and mobilize, they talked to students about ways they can positively strengthen their school environment and help others.

But, before leaving, the players asked several students to help demonstrate some classic Harlem Globetrotter tricks on the basketball court.