Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate Virginia McLaurin, the 107-Year-Old White House Dancer - NBC4 Washington

Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate Virginia McLaurin, the 107-Year-Old White House Dancer

McLaurin celebrated her birthday Saturday

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    Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate Virginia McLaurin, the 107-Year-Old White House Dancer
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    The Harlem Globetrotters celebrated the birthday of Virginia McLaurin, the 107-year-old woman who became famous for dancing with the Obamas at the White House.

    The Globetrotters met McLaurin on Tuesday at Roots Public Charter School in Northwest D.C., where she still volunteers regularly.

    McLaurin, who celebrated her birthday Saturday, was born 17 years before the Globetrotters team formed.

    The Globetrotters' Julian "Zeus" McClurkin and Alex "Moose" Weekes taught McLaurin a few new tricks and presented her with a personalized #107 jersey and a cake.

    As the "Ambassadors of Goodwill," the Globetrotters spoke to the elementary school students about the positive attributes McLaurin demonstrates and how the students can incorporate them into their own lives through the team's "C.H.E.E.R. for Character" program.

    Additionally, the Globetrotters will donate 107 tickets for students to see the team play at four games in D.C. and Fairfax this weekend.