WHAT: Orlando “El Gato” Melendez, a 6-foot, 8-inch forward for the famed Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, will be bringing his wizardry from the hardwood to patients at Batson Children’s Hospital. The Globetrotters, who visit more than 150 children’s hospitals each year, will be in Jackson the following week for a game at Mississippi Coliseum.
A video from the Globetrotters’ 2016 visit to the state’s only children’s hospital can be viewed HERE.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.Friday, Jan. 6
WHERE: Meet in main lobby of Batson Children’s Hospital. Media may park in Lot C next to the hospital. Parking will be validated upon request.