Harlem Globetrotters bring anti-bullying message to KC kids

Posted at 7:41 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 20:46:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They've traveled to every continent and every state in the union and, Wednesday, the Harlem Globetrotters made a stop in Kansas City.

Ahead of their shows later this month at Sprint Center and Silverstein eye arena, Globetrotters "Bull" Bullard and "Hoops" Green visited KU Med Center this morning and Banneker elementary school, where they talked to the kids about bullying and how they can be better friends and classmates. It's something that hits home for both of the players. 

"Whenever I get the chance to tell kids that I was in foster care, that I got bullied and I got picked on, that gives them something to look forward to, that you can go through any type of adversity and still make it out," said Bullard.

For Green, the opportunity to bring happiness to millions of people around the world is one of the things she looks forward to whenever she puts on her Globetrotters uniform.

"Just being able to make them smile even for a second, or make them laugh. Being a part of that is really awesome," said Green.

The Harlem Globetrotters will have three shows in Kansas City beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Sprint Center and will play Silverstein Eye Arena Sunday, Feb. 25th.