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Harlem Globetrotters

Leigh McIntosh

How Rotary Provides Purpose in the Bleak Midwinter

As I ponder how I will put this article together, I find myself thinking about James Taylor singing about the bleak midwinter and realize we are in the midst of it. The excitement of the holidays has passed and the next holiday may be several months away for many of us. Fortunately, I have a window, but as I look out, I am staring at hardwood trees with bare branches, and through those branches, there is nothing but gray sky.

The internationally famous Harlem Globetrotters, beginning its 90th season of entertaining fans around the world, are located in Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County, opening its doors in Technology Park in May 2016.

Harlem Globetrotters thriving in the South

While the name doesn’t roll off the tongue and wasn’t exactly what founder Abe Saperstein had in mind when he started the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1927, if you want to be geographically correct, the Peachtree Corners Globetrotters it is.