2017-02-22 / Features

Harlem Globetrotter McClurkin Pays Budding Gymnasts A Visit


My Gym owner Chanel Boothman (seated, l.) and Leslie Blackburn (standing, r.), and their young gymnasts, pose with Zeus McClurkin of the Harlem Globetrotters, who paid a surprise visit. 
Photos Jason D. Antos My Gym owner Chanel Boothman (seated, l.) and Leslie Blackburn (standing, r.), and their young gymnasts, pose with Zeus McClurkin of the Harlem Globetrotters, who paid a surprise visit. Photos Jason D. Antos Youngsters at My Gym in Fresh Meadows received a surprise visit from a member of the Harlem Globetrotters who came to show support and encouragement before their upcoming gymnastics performance during the half-time show at Madison Square Garden. Zeus McClurkin, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most slam dunks in one minute, spoke to the kids about the value of hard work and never giving up as keys to success. According to Chanel Boothman of My Gym, the kids will be performing for the third straight year at MSG and will be showing off their tumbling and front flip routines. They have given other half-time performances at the Barclays Center. For more information, visit www.mygym.com/queens

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A future gymnastics star wins the approval of Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin. A future gymnastics star wins the approval of Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin.

Young students of My Gym show off their gymnastic talents while Zeus McClurkin gives them high fives for their efforts. Young students of My Gym show off their gymnastic talents while Zeus McClurkin gives them high fives for their efforts.

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