107-year-old Virginia McLaurin dances with Globetrotters (vid)
Virginia McLaurin, the charming centenarian who became a sensation after her wish was granted to meet Barack and Michelle Obama — and then danced with the First Couple — stole the show again on Tuesday when she showcased her moves with the Harlem Globetrotters and also demonstrated some skills by spinning a basketball on her finger.
107-year old Virginia McLaurin danced with @POTUS, but we think she had more fun with us for her birthday… pic.twitter.com/t95xcYdTKZ
— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) March 16, 2016
McLaurin, who celebrated her 107th birthday on Saturday, was presented with a personalized No. 107 jersey by Globetrotters stars Moose Weekes and Zeus McClurkin during the meet-and-greet at Washington, D.C.’s Roots Public Charter School, where still volunteers up to 40 hours every week.
Happy 107th birthday Virginia McLaurin! Can't wait to dance with you in DC Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/BHE7VigV37
— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) March 12, 2016
In honor of McLaurin, the Globetrotters gave away 107 tickets to students for an upcoming game while praising the 107-year-old for her many qualities.
“Really excited about it,” McLaurin said about meeting the Globetrotters, via D.C. Sports Bog. “I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to meet them, but I always watched them and I used to try to do what they did with the ball … but it didn’t work.”
This will make you smile: Virginia McLaurin, the 107-year old who danced with @POTUS is now hangin' @Globies https://t.co/Tt0cHGoQdh
— Peter Bowes (@peterbowes) March 15, 2016
Nothing a little coaching from the Globetrotters couldn’t correct, that much is clear.