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