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“Hoops” for Shorty – Larry Coleman – Harlem Globetrotter

This fundraiser is on the behalf of former Harlem Globetrotter, Larry “Shorty” Coleman.  Shorty’s role with the Globetrotters was a dribbler from 1986-1992.  He has traveled to more than 100 countries entertaining crowds all over the world.  He has performed for an audience of 100,000 in South America to an audience of one for the Pope at the Vatican.  Shorty has also performed for the Queen of England, Kings of Africa and Mother Teresa among other notable dignitaries.

After his years with the Globetrotters, Shorty became an original member of the Harlem Legends Basketball Entertainers.  The Harlem Legends are a group of former Globetrotters and other professional athletes who perform at over 100 schools each year helping schools and organizations with their fundraising efforts.  Shorty has been performing with the Harlem Legends for the past 27 years. 

Shorty has been a world class athlete well into his late 50’s,  competing against basketball players  he is twice as old as.  Shorty has that unique ability that few  have. He is an extraordinary athlete.   On August 18, 2020, due to an infection, Shorty’s leg had to be amputated above the knee, bringing his basketball career to an end.  Shorty has helped to raise thousands of dollars for schools and organizations throughout his long career.  Now he needs your help.  Shorty has no income.  He has only made a living playing basketball for his entire adult life.  he needs money for basic living expenses and for a quality prosthetic leg.  He will need money to build a ramp to have access to his home.  He also wants a custom van so that he can have transportation.

Words from Larry “Shorty” Coleman:
“I have always loved to teach kids.  I still plan on being an inspiration to kids and adults alike to be positive through sports.  Despite this amputation, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you I have met.  I would appreciate it if you guys can help me adjust to my new normal with a donation.
Thank you in advance for your donations and prayers.”

Please help us to reach this fundraising goal.  Shorty is in urgent need of help while he seeks assistance from other community resources.
Thank you,
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