Basketball Legend To Visit Medford 2009: Legendary Sports

Basketball legend to visit Medford

A legendary sports figure will make an appearance in Medford this weekend.
Meadowlark Lemon, known for 24 years as the “Clown Prince of Basketball” with the Harlem Globetrotters, will play with the Harlem Comedy All-Stars in a charity basketball game on Saturday at 5 p.m. at South Medford High School. international sharp shooters what: A charity basketball game featuring former Harlem Globetrotter legend and Basketball Hall of Fame member Meadowlark Lemon. All proceeds from the game benefit Hadley Hope, a non-profit organization raising the awareness of Niemann-Pick Type C disease. when,where: Saturday at 5 p.m., South Medford High $12 in advance and available at any Chat Cat location or Grocery Outlet in Medford. Tickets are $15 at the door. MORE INFORMATION: Visit All proceeds from the event go directly to Hadley Hope, a local non-profit organization raising awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C disease. “Anytime you can help somebody, it’s really a blessing,” Lemon, 77, said. “That’s what we are supposed to be doing. That’s what life is all about.” Lemon is considered the most distinguished member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He’s traveled more than 4 million miles and played in nearly 16,000 basketball games in his career — some in front of popes, kings, queens and presidents.
He was most recognized for his patented hook shot and comedic touch. Lemon was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

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