Reporting Kim Glovas
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By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two members of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team dribbled basketballs into Philadelphia today by way of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
Then they traveled to a nearby elementary school to promote an anti-bullying campaign.
Fatima “TNT” Maddox and Brawley “Cheese” Chisholm were welcomed in a big way at the Planet Abacus Charter School, on Keystone Street.
Maddox, a 2007 graduate of Temple University who played for Coach Dawn Staley, says being back in Philadelphia is great.
She also thought the Globetrotters’ anti-bullying campaign was terrific.
“It’s called the ABC’s of Bullying Prevention. A is for action, B is for bravery, and C is for compassion,” she explained, “and we just try to give (students) some tools to try and prevent that situation.”
Maddox says the Globetrotters will visit more than 200 schools during the season, spreading the anti-bullying message.
The visit also coincides with Globetrotters Week in Philadelphia, which includes four games in and around the city.