SHREVEPORT, LA, January 24, 2012: Shreveport Public Assembly &

Recreation (SPAR) Athletics Youth Girls & Boys Basketball League

will participate in the Harlem Globetrotters pre-game, on Wednesday,

January 25, 2012 at the CenturyLink Center. Scrimmaging will be the

6&Under Evangel White vs. The Boys & Girls Club Allstars, 8&Under

Andrew Currie Baby Ballers vs. Louisiana Starz and the 10&Under

Shreveport Heat vs. Lakeside Bears. The teams will all compete for

two 3-4minute periods before the tip off of the Globetrotters game.

Youth Sports Coordinator TeNeisha McKinney states that her goal is

to expose and get the league participants, along with the community,

involved in at least one major sport event for each league. "It was

great to hear back from the Globetrotters’ Public Relations person

Brett Meister so fast, and him inviting our youth to the game. Our kids

are ecstatic about the game and look forward to showcasing their

talents."

Each SPAR team will play two 3-4 minute periods against each other

and have the opportunity to stay and cheer on the world famous Harlem

Globetrotters at 7:00pm. Congratulations to SPAR Athletics and a

special thank you to the Harlem Globetrotters and CenturyLink.

For additional information, call SPAR Athletics Manager

318.673.7748.