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					Harlem Globetrotters’ 4-Point Shots Help Provide
Better Sight to Kids in Need
Partnership with America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses and non-profit VisionSpring will bring the gift
of better vision to thousands of kids around the world

December 15, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Time  

PHOENIX--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Harlem Globetrotterswill now bring the gift of vision to
thousands of children in need throughout the world via a special partnership with team sponsor America’s Best
Contacts and Eyeglasses and the global non-profit VisionSpring.

The Globetrotters, who announced on Dec. 2 they will implement the first-ever 4-point shot in basketball history for
their 2011 “4 Times the Fun” Tour, will team with America’s Best to donate funding for four pairs of eyeglasses to
VisionSpring for each 4-point shot they make throughout the tour. VisionSpring is a non-profit charitable
organization that reduces poverty and generates opportunity by selling affordable eyeglasses across the developing
world.

The partnership is estimated to provide more than 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses for children in need by the end of the
Globetrotters’ 274-game, 220-city North American tour in April.

“The Harlem Globetrotters have been bringing smiles to children throughout the world for more than eight decades,” 
said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “And just as every kid deserves to smile, it’s an even more basic right for
kids to be able to see properly. We’re proud to have great partners like America’s Best who are committed to
making that happen, and thrilled that each 4-point shot we make can have an impact across the world.” 

Throughout the 2011 North American tour, which will travel to 220 cities in 46 U.S. states and six Canadian
provinces between December 26 and April 17, every Globetrotters game will now feature two designated 4-point
shooting spots on each side of midcourt, each located 35 feet from the basket (the spots are 12 feet beyond the
NBA’s official 3-point line).

“America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses is proud to be sponsoring the Harlem Globetrotters’ 4-point shot program
and in so doing, helping them to rewrite the rules of basketball. Similarly, we are proud to be helping VisionSpring
rewrite the rules of eyeglass delivery to the poor in the developing world. It’s astounding that hundreds of millions of
people in the world do not have access to affordable eyeglasses that can dramatically enhance their lives. America’s
Best is dedicated to providing affordable glasses in America and to helping VisionSpring to bring affordable glasses
to the world’s poor,” explained Reade Fahs, president and CEO.

The goal of VisionSpring is to transform how eyeglasses are delivered in the developing world to ensure that every
individual has equitable access to the eye care products they need to live a full, productive life. VisionSpring trains
local villagers to conduct outreach and vision screenings and sell high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses in their
communities.

VisionSpring has been internationally recognized for its work by The Skoll Foundation, The Aspen Institute and The
World Bank, and their efforts, said former President Bill Clinton, “help hundreds of thousands of people and in the
process create a whole new sector of the economy.” 

Tickets for shows on the Globetrotters’ North American tour are now available. For complete event and ticket
information, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com. For more information on VisionSpring, please visit
www.VisionSpring.org.

Sponsored by America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, Campbell Soup Company, Howard Johnson Hotels,
Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th
consecutive year in 2011, 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 Globetrotters have
showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and
societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. The Globetrotters have entertained
hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling
decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise,
visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Contacts
Harlem Globetrotters
Brett Meister, 602-258-0000, ext. 104
VP of Communications
meister@harlemglobetrotters.com

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