(April 8, 2011)
Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073
Community members attempt 4-point shot for charity Apr 13
SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker, Air Force Global Strike Vice Commander Brig. Gen. Everett Thomas and Centenary College President Dr. David Rowe will be among an elite group of community members and college students taking part in the first “4-point” shot for charity event sponsored by the Harlem Globetrotters.
Herb "Flight Time" Lang
Helping to coach those taking part in the event will be Harlem Globetrotter and Centenary College alumnus Herb "Flight Time" Lang. Lang joined the team more than 12 years ago after graduating from Centenary College and wining the 1998 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Slam Dunk Contest his senior season.
The 4-point shot is the Globetrotters' newest innovation to the game of basketball. The shot will be attempted at a range of 35 feet from the basket — 12 feet beyond the NBA’s official 3-point line. The event is in recognition of the Globetrotters commitment to community and their upcoming game, Sunday, April 17 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City.
The Globetrotters will donate 50 tickets to the Providence House in Shreveport and 40 tickets to the City of Shreveport's Mentoring Initiative to Sunday’s game against the infamous Washington Generals. Each organization will receive the tickets regardless of how successful the participants are at making the shot.
For 84 years, the Harlem Globetrotter have thrilled audiences around the world as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill" ®and dunked their way into the hearts of basketball fans both young and old. Herb "Flight Time" Lang is one of the newest generation of stars carrying on the traditions with timeless basketball exhibitions. Currently, Lang and teammate Nate “Big Easy” Lofton are competing on the Amazing Race "Unfinished Business" currently airing on CBS television.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.