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Harlem Globetrotters Offer Free Tickets To Furloughed US Government Employees

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 15:20:13-05

(LEX 18)– The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters announced that the team is offering free tickets to any US Government employee currently on furlough because of the government shutdown.

The tickets are for the 2019 Fan Powered North American tour.

“As the Ambassadors of Goodwill, we want to show our support to all those government workers whose paychecks, and by extension, their families, are directly impacted,” said Globetrotter President Howard Smith.

Government employees currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at their local box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a game while supplies last.

The offer is only valid during the current government shutdown and is not valid on previously purchased tickets.

The quantities of these tickets are limited and seat locations vary by venue. Fans are asked to call their local box office for details.

The Harlem Globetrotters will play at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, and more.

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