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12/02/2009 11:15 AM

Article By: Mike Peck

Rockford, Ill.- Anthony “Buckets” Blakes will be appearing at Hog Headquarters at Cherry Vale Mall on December 7, 2009 to promote the upcoming Harlem Globetrotters event at the Rockford MetroCentre. “Buckets” will be signing autographs, posing for pictures and showing fans some of the unique ball handling tricks that have made the Globetrotters world famous.

The autograph session at Hog Headquarters (near center court of the Mall) is free of charge and will take place from 6 p.m. - 7p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring cameras and photos for autographs will be provided courtesy of the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Buckets” will also be appearing with the entire Harlem Globetrotter team at the MetroCentre on January 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotter event are $80, $37, $25, and $18 and are available at, by phone at 815-968-5222, at the MetroCentre box office, and at Hog Headquarters. 

Cherry Vale Mall is located at 7200 Harrison Avenue, Rockford IL, 61112.

Fans can also register to win VIP tickets at Hog Headquarters to the IceHogs Dec. 19 against the San Antonio Rampage at the MetroCentre. The VIPs will have an opportunity to meet Alex Meraz, star in the blockbuster hit Twillight: New Moon, in an exlcusive meet and greet session before the game.

For tickets to any upcoming IceHogs game or event at the MetroCentre, visit