Pro Bowl QB Ben Roethlisberger Throws TD Pass to Harlem Globetrotter

Quarterbacks Latest Touchdown Pass Comes During On-Court Appearance at Pittsburgh Show

Ben Roethlisberger helps the Globetrotters to yet another victory (Photo: James A. Mahathey)

PITTSBURGH--()--The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters kicked off the second leg of their 2008 Magic As Ever World Tour Wednesday night at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, featuring a special cameo by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The Pro Bowl signal caller was invited onto the floor late in the fourth quarter, during the Globetrotters wildly popular football routine. As an added treat for the Pittsburgh fans, the Globetrotters broke their huddle donning Steelers jerseys. After the Globetrotter players were put in motion, the ball was snapped to Globetrotter Showman Showtime Gaffney, who pitched to Roethlisberger, who then threw a perfect TD strike over the confounded Washington Generals defense to Hi Rise Brown, much to the delight of the Pittsburgh faithful.

Several other Steelers players and coaches were in attendance to witness Big Bens exploits, including Head Coach Mike Tomlins wife and children, who enjoyed the action courtside.

The Magic As Ever Tour will continue through mid-April 2008, with the Globetrotters performing more than 240 shows in over 200 North American cities. Tickets are now on sale for all events at harlemglobetrotters.com.

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 teams official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Contacts

Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix
Brett Meister, 602-258-0000, ext. 104
meister@harlemglobetrotters.com

Contacts

Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix
Brett Meister, 602-258-0000, ext. 104
meister@harlemglobetrotters.com