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Harlem Globetrotters visit Omaha hospitals, Munroe-Meyer

Posted at 11:21 AM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 08:17:35-04

Monday morning, Harlem Globetrotter Orlando “El Gato” Melendez isn’t practicing on the court, he’s dribbling with children in the early intervention program at Munroe-Meyer institute. 

As part of the Globetrotters Smile Patrol, the player is spending the time visiting kids who can not make it to their exhibition game. 

Melendez, a father himself, says today visit has a special part in his heart as he had a daughter born premature in the hospital. 

“Every kid deserves a chance for a high quality of life,” he said. 

The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the Century Link Center in Omaha on Friday, April 6th.