Friday, February 27, 2015

Charlie T. RiverDog Challenges the Harlem Globetrotters' Zeus McClurkin to a Game of D-O-G

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Here is the press release from the Charleston Riverdogs:

CHARLESTON, SC – As the famed Harlem Globetrotters prepare for their appearance at the North Charleston Coliseum next month, the Charleston RiverDogs’ lovable mascot Charlie T. RiverDog has issued a challenge to a Globetrotter to a game of D-O-G.

The shorter version of the backyard game of H-O-R-S-E, will be held at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Tuesday, March 3 at 11:30 am.  Fans are invited to the contest free of charge.
Charlie T. RiverDog, who stands more than 6 feet tall when on his hind legs, has been practicing to face Zeus McClurkin, a 6-8 power forward from Columbus, Ohio, who played collegiately at North Carolina A&T.  Zeus is in his first year with the Globetrotters.

Zeus and his teammates will appear at the North Charleston Coliseum on March 10 at 7pm with the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.  In conjunction with the game of D-O-G, and regardless of the winner, the Globetrotters will donate 20 tickets to the Ronald McDonald House to their upcoming game.
"The history and pageantry that the Globetrotters possess is synonymous with our guiding principle of Fun is Good,” said General Manager Dave Echols. “It really will be fun to have Charlie lace them up with Zeus for a game of D-O-G here at The Joe."

The stakes of the contest have yet to be determined, but it should be known that the RiverDogs do have a history of giving away one-way bus tickets back to Ohio – Zeus’ home state.

The Harlem Globetrotters, known world-wide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, are celebrating their 89th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.

Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents for more than eight decades.

The RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, begin their season on April 9 with a seven-game homestand that features the Lexington Legends (April 9-12) and the Augusta GreenJackets (April 13-15).  Ticket information may be secured by contact the box office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) or online at  If you can’t make the games, remember that RiverDogs baseball can be heard throughout the season on the flagship radio home, WTMA 1250AM. 

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