Garfield students stopping bullies with help from Harlem Globetrotter

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Harlem Globetrotter is in Sioux Falls teaching students at Garfield Elementary all about “TEAM.”

The anti-bullying program stands for talk, empathize, ask and mobilize. “Zeus” McClurkin says the presentation is designed by the National Campaign to Stop Violence. McClurkin is also getting a chance to show off some of his basketball skills. 

“Once they’ve gone through that, now they can understand what it feels like and they can help eradicate it with the Harlem Globetrotters. Kids look up to us because we’re professional basketball players. They look up to us figuratively and literally. I get a chance to share with them my bullying experience. They’re like, here’s this guy who’s 6’8″, 225-pounds. If he was able to make it through bullying, then I can too,” McClurkin said. 

The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on April 15th. 

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