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Globetrotters show off skills, teach anti-bullying lesson at Rosemont school

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  • Video: Globetrotters in Rosemont

  • Harlem Globetrotter Shane "Scooter" Christensen teaches a trick to Rosemont Elementary School fifth grader Landon Kruppa and second grader Bobi Duler during an appearance at the school Monday morning. Christensen and fellow Globetrotter Alex "Moose" Weeks also taught students about bullying and tools they can use to prevent it.

       Harlem Globetrotter Shane "Scooter" Christensen teaches a trick to Rosemont Elementary School fifth grader Landon Kruppa and second grader Bobi Duler during an appearance at the school Monday morning. Christensen and fellow Globetrotter Alex "Moose" Weeks also taught students about bullying and tools they can use to prevent it.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Harlem Globetrotter Alex "Moose" Weeks shows off his skills with a basketball Monday morning for students at Rosemont Elementary School in Rosemont. He and fellow Globetrotter Shane "Scooter" Christensen visited the school to teach the ABCs -- action, bravery and compassion -- bullying prevention.

       Harlem Globetrotter Alex "Moose" Weeks shows off his skills with a basketball Monday morning for students at Rosemont Elementary School in Rosemont. He and fellow Globetrotter Shane "Scooter" Christensen visited the school to teach the ABCs -- action, bravery and compassion -- bullying prevention.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Harlem Globetrotters Shane "Scooter" Christensen and Alex "Moose" Weeks showed off their basketball talents, and shared important lessons about bullying, to a packed house of students and educators Monday morning at Rosemont Elementary School in Rosemont.

More than 250 students between the ages of 6 and 12 listened as the duo discussed the "ABCs of Bullying Prevention," a program designed by the Globetrotters and the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The program focuses on action, bravery and compassion -- the ABCs -- and teaches kids tools they can use to reduce bullying on a daily basis.

The players later taught some of their tricks to students, giving a sneak preview of their upcoming shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the Allstate Arena.

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