OAKVILLE, Ont. — Howard Johnson Canada recently announced a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  

As the Globetrotters travel across Canada on their 2010 tour, ‘Wish Kids’ and their families will attend each game, compliments of Howard Johnson.

According to Glen Blake, president of Howard Johnson Canada, “Both Howard Johnson and the Harlem Globetrotters are brands dedicated to spreading fun and happiness, and we wanted to take this opportunity to give something back to the community.”


During Canadian Globetrotter games, The Children’s Wish Foundation will also be asking fans to help grant wishes with the Mobile Giving promotion. Mobile Giving allows people to donate $5 to The Children’s Wish Foundation by texting “WISH” to 30333.

“We have numerous kids across Canada who love basketball,” said Paul St-Germain, director, Communications for The Children’s Wish Foundation “and seeing the Globetrotters live will be a real treat for them.”

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are embarking on their record 84th consecutive season world tour. The team has played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining more than 130-million fans.  

Since 1984, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant wishes to 15,000 children and their families.


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