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Harlem Globetrotters Travel to The Shlenker School

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Carly Katz, Emily Williams, Flip White

Fifth graders Carly Katz (middle) and Emily Williams (on right) pose with Flip White of the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Shlenker School and Congregation Beth Israel welcomed Moose Weekes and Flip White from the Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday. The duo from the world-famous basketball team presented the Globetrotters’ “C.H.E.E.R. for Character” program for students, approximately 100 of which are from other schools/programs that were unable to open after Harvey.

One hundred and eighty one students are from Beth Yeshurun Day School (age 15 months through Kindergarten classes), 70 from the Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School from the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and 65 from the J Kidzone After School Program from the ERJCC. C.H.E.E.R. stands for Cooperation, Healthy mind and body, Effort, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility.  

Aryn Bryant, senior marketing director for the Globetrotters and a Shlenker alum herself, coordinated the program after finding out that Shlenker had doubled their student population after welcoming students after Harvey.

Flip White, Sydney McIngvale

Flip White teaches second grader Sydney McIngvale how to spin a basketball on her finger.

Lisa Sachs, director of marketing and communications at The Shlenker School, said the program was a lot of fun for students and teachers alike. “Laughter can be the best medicine.”

BYDS is seeking donations of all kinds. See their website or call 713-666-1884.

The Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School is also seeking donations. See the school’s wishlist on Amazon or email [email protected].

See more details and a video on Click2Houston.  

  • Aryn Bryant, Flip White, Moose Weekes

    Aryn Bryant (center), senior marketing director for the Globetrotters, lives in Houston and is a Shlenker alum. When she found out that Shlenker had opened their doors to other schools after Harvey, she coordinated the visit from the Globetrotters.  

  • Flip White, Moose Weekes

    Harlem Globetrotters Flip White and Moose Weekes made a special visit to The Shlenker School. 

  • Hogan Zach

    Third grader Hogan Zach was chosen for a student demo during the performance. 

  • Aryn Bryant, Flip White, Moose Weekes
  • Flip White, Moose Weekes
  • Hogan Zach

Aryn Bryant, Flip White, Moose Weekes

Aryn Bryant (center), senior marketing director for the Globetrotters, lives in Houston and is a Shlenker alum. When she found out that Shlenker had opened their doors to other schools after Harvey, she coordinated the visit from the Globetrotters.  

Flip White, Moose Weekes

Harlem Globetrotters Flip White and Moose Weekes made a special visit to The Shlenker School. 

Hogan Zach

Third grader Hogan Zach was chosen for a student demo during the performance. 

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