11-year-old Jacob Hughes did something very special after Halloween. He asked his mom if he could donate his Halloween candy to Sandy victims who were unable to trick or treat this year. He sent all his candy, including a hand-written note, to Mashable's office in New York so a family friend could distribute the candy to kids in New York and New Jersey. You can read more about the Mashable story here.
Jacob's inspiring act of goodwill is a perfect demonstration of what we like to call, 'Globetrotter Spirit', which embodies all the aspects of what being a Globetrotter is all about, including the character traits we teach children. Globetrotter Spirit includes traits and actions, like helping others, assisting in the community, demonstrating outstanding teamwork, sportsmanship and being a positive role model. The Junior Phenom Awards are our way of saying thank you, and applauding those individuals who go above and beyond. We want to acknowledge Jacob and thank him for going above and beyond helping others, so Jacob is the first recipient of our Junior Phenom Award for demonstrating Globetrotter Spirit.
Jacob will be receiving his very own Junior Phenom Award certificate, as well as tickets for him and his family to see the Globetrotters live in his hometown of Knoxville, on March 19. We hope his story inspires the Globetrotter spirit in you.
-The Harlem Globetrotters
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