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Harlem Globetrotter Performs Basketball Magic for Patients at Sparrow Children’s Center

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2019 11:00 AM

sparrow-health-system_416x416Visit by El Gato Melendez of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.
El Gato Melendez of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters brought joy, smiles, and his extraordinary basketball skills to the young Patients at the Sparrow Children’s Center February 21st.

Melendez is part of the team’s Smile Patrol Program, which visits over 150 children’s hospitals worldwide annually, creating lifetime memories. Globetrotters display their ball handling wizardry, sign autographs, and share laughs with Patients. Melendez, a 6’8” forward who played for the North Carolina Tar Heels in college, is the first and only Puerto Rico-born player in the storied history of the Globetrotters.

Enjoy some action photos of Melendez with a patient at Sparrow's Children's Center from that Thursday morning!

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