Harlem Globetrotter teaches kids work ethic through the game of basketball

Scooter Christensen Harlem Globetrotter
Scooter Christensen Harlem Globetrotter(25 News/ Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 6:46 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Some local students are celebrating the holiday season by meeting a real-life Harlem Globetrotter.

Scooter Christensen, a point guard with the Globetrotters, stopped by the Kiefer School and Academy for Autism in Peoria Tuesday with an inspiring message.

Christensen talked with the kids about his own challenges and how those affected his life on and off the court.

The Harlem Globetrotter also showed off some of his basketball tricks to teach kids that if you don’t succeed on the first shot, then keep trying.

“They asked to see me make a trick shot and I missed a trick shot. Did I give up, no. Did I get down, no. I made it, and it took a lot of work and hours of practice to do that,” Christensen said.

The season of giving didn’t end there. The children at Kiefer school also received tickets to see the Globetrotters next year on January 9th at the Peoria Civic Center.

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