Globetrotters help surprise serviceman's family

BALTIMORE - Yeoman Chief Lewis Brickhouse wanted to be with his children on Christmas.

However, that would not be possible as he is serving overseas. But, thanks to the Harlem Globetrotters, Brickhouse's kids received an early Christmas present.

Harlem Globetrotters Bull Bullard and Sweet J Ekworomadu met Brickhouse during a recent tour of overseas U.S. military bases.

Brickhouse was selected by the Globetrotters to receive the specially made camouflage game ball. He then signed the ball and gave it back to the Globetrotters to deliver to his son in Baltimore. He also videotaped a special Christmas message to his son, who is a huge basketball fan.

Ekworomadu and Bullard played back the video for Brickhouse's children, gave them the military game ball, and presented them with five free tickets to see the Globetrotters at Baltimore Arena on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.

The event was made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment.

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