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Globetrotters hold clinics in Santee and Chula Vista

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SANTEE (CBS 8) - The Harlem Globetrotters have always been known as the ambassadors of good will. Two of them are in San Diego this week putting on basketball clinics for kids. This is not your typical basketball clinic, because these are not your typical instructors.

One thing certain about a Globetrotters clinic. Your kid is going to learn more than just how to play basketball.

It's a two-hour clinic. The Globetrotters will do 320 of them in 18 different cities this year.

"We want the kids to know it's about great character, it doesn't matter how talented you are," Globetrotter Buckets Blakes said.

"It's really fun. It inspires you with a lot of stuff," attendee Lilly said.

"It's teaching her good skills. She's having a ton of fun, and who doesn't love the Globetrotters?" mother Kristi Hubbell said.

In addition to the cheer character building curriculum, the Trotters also have an anti-bullying campaign.

"We want the kids to know it's not a cool thing. We want to give them a foundation to stand on to handle a bullying situation," Blakes said.

The Trotters give the kids the ABCs of bullying.

"The A is for action, the B is for bravery, the C is for compassion," Blakes said.

It's a good clinic, and I promise, even though you may find the instructor laying down on the job, your kid will not be held back from learning about basketball and life. They also might learn how to juggle.

The Globetrotters will hold clinics through the remainder of the week in Santee and Chula Vista. The cost is $59 per child. Clinics are held at 24-Hour Fitness.

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