Globetrotter and Centenary Alumnus Herb "Flight Time" Lang Visits Gold Dome, April 13
Sunday, April 10, 2011
SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) - Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker 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 at 11 am in the Gold Dome on Wednesday, April 13.  

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.