by Channel 2 News staff
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Young patients at the Alaska Native Medical Center met a star Wednesday.
Rocket Rivers of the famous Harlem Globetrotters visited with children in the pediatrics department.
The visit was part of the Globetrotters' "smile patrol" outreach program, bringing the fun of the game to fans that are unable to go.
Rivers signed autographs and showed off some of his skills.
He says making someone smile is the best part of his job.
"Their eyes light up, they smile. It's never been so easy to make someone smile. You just walk in spinning the ball with a smile on your face and they start smiling automatically," he said.
The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Sullivan Arena on April 29 and 30.