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Harlem Globetrotter Brings Anti-Bullying Message To Grand Forks

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  Some celebrity star power was used to drive home the message of an anti-bullying campaign in Grand Forks today.

  Moose Weekes of the Harlem Globetrotters performed at St. Michael's School.

Ken Schill, Principal: "Mr. Weekes is here and he's going to provide good information to our kids about bullying and put a little more excitement in it using basketball as his theme."

Moose Weekes, Harlem Globetrotter: "We started a campaign to stop bullying. Why? Bullying is not cool. As a role model, we like to use that star power to influence the kids in a positive way. So, they can spread the message between themselves."

  Weekes delivered his message of anti-bullying with interactive games and a display of some fancy ball handling that captured the kids attention. 

Student: "It was great. I liked the ball spinning on his finger."

Weekes: "We like to teach these kids, while they're young that they can be part of bullying prevention. The ABC's of bullying are: Action, bravery and compassion."

Action…  tell a teacher or parent when you spot bullying. Bravery…  the courage to take action and compassion for the victim of bullying. 

Reporter: "Have you heard about bullying before?"

Student: "Yeah."

Reporter: "Do you think it's a good message?"

Student: "Yeah."

   It was a message slammed home, by one of basketball's legends.

    You can see the Harlem Globetrotters in action. They'll be performing at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on January 11th.

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