It was a serious topic, but Wun "The Shot" Versher tempered it with humor.
The Harlem Globetrotter was at Haley Elementary School on Wednesday to talk to the students about "The ABCs of Bullying Prevention." He was here in advance of the Globetrotters' stop in Fort Wayne on Jan. 2 as part of the team's 2014 "Fans Rule" world tour.
Haley Elementary was selected through a Fort Wayne Newspapers Newspapers in Education contest. Haley student Paris Drew wrote the award-winning essay.
Versher towered above the students assembled on the floor of the gym at Haley as he engaged them in thinking and talking about bullying. The ABC program was developed by the Globetrotters in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The "ABC" in the program title refers to "action," "bravery" and "compassion."
Of course no Globetrotter presentation would be complete without a demonstration of some superb basketball skills, and Versher didn't disappoint. He chose several Haley students to participate in his demonstration, with mixed results — and lots of laughter.