Hoops & Health Celebrity Basketball Games, Camps, Motivational Forum & Sports History

About Us

Michael Douglas

Promoting Good Health & Physical Fitness


The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ is a non-profit  organization devoted to providing positive messages and activities for people of all ages. The foundation also utilizes the Legends for speaking engagements, festival appearances, youth basketball camps and clinics.The Harlem Legends strive to bring communities together through assisting organizations in their fundraising efforts. The celebrity games and activities are fun, positive and family oriented. 

The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ is committed to helping to provide positive and educational activities for communities and organizations around the globe. The organization was founded by legend Michael Douglas, a former Harlem Globetrotter and the Harlem Legends basketball team. 

 The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ brings together motivational speakers, NBA stars, Harlem Legends members, and entertainers to raise money for non-profit organizations, enrich communities across the nation and teach youth how to succeed in the game of life.

 The Harlem Legends are a part of the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™. The MDYF utilizes the Harlem Legends to carry out the mission and activities of the youth foundation. The Harlem Legends are a group of professional athletes, former players of the Harlem Globetrotters, NBA, NFL, and past USA Olympians and other professionals.  

The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation has been chosen as an advocate for the President's Fitness Challenge. http://www.presidentschallenge.org/ The Harlem Legends will take the lead in being role models for our youth and society through our activities such as our Hoops & Health Campaign, Shoot for the Stars Basketball & Physical Fitness Camps, Celebrity Basketball Shows and Motivational Programs.  


About our Founder


“Luck only happens when preparation  and opportunity meet”. Michael shares this message with youth because it also guides his life. Growing up in Memphis, TN, Michael Douglas had a love for the game of basketball. His dedication and determination led him to be an outstanding basketball player at all levels. Michael was an outstanding athlete at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis and became a leading athlete at Dyersburg State College in Tennessee. The opportunity presented itself in 1986 for Michael to try out for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters along with 1500 other outstanding athletes. Michael was the top pick for the Harlem Globetrotters and toured with the team from 1986 -1993. Michael has traveled to over 100 countries entertaining crowds as the 7th Showman in the history of the Harlem Globetrotters – sharing a positive attitude and embracing diversity.

In 1991, Michael founded the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ (MDYF) in order to help individuals and communities realize their optimal potential. The mission of the youth foundation is to provide activities that are fun, educational and provide a model of healthy living. The MDYF strive to help communities provide positive and educational activities for youth.


What The Harlem Legends Do

Youth Basketball Camps & Clinics

 The Shoot for the Stars Youth Basketball Camps and Clinics are a unique form of learning experiences geared towards young basketball players of all skill levels.
The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ believes that the skills of basketball must be stressed while also highlighting the skills necessary to win in the game of life. 

Celebrity Basketball Shows

 Our Celebrity Basketball Show is an entertaining community event that will help  local organizations raise money to provide positive activities to the youth throughout the year. The organizations involved recognize that youth need positive, structured activities and that communities are eager to create those activities.  The Harlem Legends will challenge the local All Stars in a friendly game of hoops, Globetrotter style.

Motivational & Sports History Programs

 Our professional athletes, entertainers and community leaders appear as motivational speakers at schools, churches and youth organizations. We offer some exciting programs including: "An Evening of Sports History."  The Harlem Legends speak about the need for individuals to overcome obstacles in their lives and maintain a positive attitude regardless of their personal challenges. 

Upcoming Events

Special Events

February 16, 2018>  Evening of Sports History Program  Cherokee Senior Center

Motivational Programs

May 18, 2018> Morrow GA Elem. School 

Celebrity Basketball Shows
March 16, 2018> Salem High School  Conyers, GA

May 5, 2018> Spain Park High School Hoover, AL

May 12, 2018> Westside High School Augusta, GA

Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camps

June  25-29, 2018> First Baptist Church of Brandon, FL The Mac Gym

July 9-13 2018> James Brown Rec. Center Jefferson, GA

July 16-20, 2018> Wallace Memorial Baptist Church Gym Knoxville, TN

July 23-27, 2018> Incrediplex Indianapolis, IN

Flyers for Upcoming Events

Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Shows

Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camps

May 12, 2018 Cecil Herrin Men Cancer Awareness Basketball Show Westside High School Augusta GA (jpg)


Harlem Legends vs Rockdale County All Stars Salem High School Rockdale County Park & Rec pdf March 16, 2018 (jpg)


The Harlem Legends Motivational Programs 2018 (pdf)


Harlem Legends vs Hoover All Stars Celebrity Basketball Show May 5 2018 Spain Park High School (pdf)


Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp Jefferson GA Camp Registration Flyer James Brown Rec. Center July9-13, 2018 (pdf)


Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp 1st Baptist Church The Mac Gym Brandon FL Camp Registration Flyer June 25-29, 2018 (pdf)


Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp Wallace Memorial Baptist Church Gym Knoxville TN Camp Registration Flyer July 16-20, 2018 (pdf)


Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp Incrediplex Indianapolis IN Camp Registration Flyer July 23-27, 2018 (pdf)


Harlem Legends News

Harlem Legends face Cecil Herrin’s Cancer Warriors in basketball game for Georgia Cancer Center

They dazzle audiences with their moves, their energy and their ability to score in the most unusual ways. Now, the Harlem Legends are bringing their skills to Augusta to raise money for the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

“I knew when I woke up from surgery to remove my breast that God had given me a purpose,” said Cecil Herrin, organizer of the charity basketball game with the Harlem Legends. “We have support for women and children, but you don’t have any support for us men. So I knew I had to step up and change that.”

The Cecil Herrin Cancer Warriors will face off with the Harlem Legends in a charity basketball game to raise money for for the Cecil Herrin Men’s Cancer Support Fund and Endowment, which supports male cancer patients at the Georgia Cancer Center.  Herrin, a breast cancer survivor, hosts a fundraiser each year for the cancer center to help men going through treatment for various kinds of cancer. In 2017, the Cecil Herrin Men’s Breast and Prostate Cancer Walk raised $28,700.

“These Warriors have agreed to an evening of fun and entertainment while they may just find themselves being outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted by the Harlem Legends.” said Michael Douglas, founder of the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation.

Douglas toured with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters from 1986 until 1993 entertaining fans in over 100 countries. He started his foundation in 1991 as a way to educate families about the need to support the community where they live. For Douglas, it’s about embracing diversity in your neighborhood and giving hope to those you meet each day.

“The Legends are a team of outstanding athletes, who bring with them a complete package of excitement and laughter to community,” Douglas said.

Westside High School has agreed to donate its gym for the basketball game. It is scheduled for May 12, 2018 with tipoff at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now for $10. You can pick them up at any of Tile Center, Inc.’s locations in Aiken, Augusta, or Martinez. Douglas will host a basketball clinic prior to the game. Tickets for the clinic will be $25. It will start at 3 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. There will be a raffle on the day of the game. Tickets will be $5 for one and $20 for five.

2018 Testimonials

Think Marian

On behalf of Think Marian, we would like to thank you for your exhilarating and dedicated sense of purpose. You have shown to be a great role model for our youth and young at heart in the field of good health and physical fitness. May you prosper on your journey toward helping others.   

Marian S. Caldwell, CEO

City of Hoover

Mayor Frank Brocato

Savannah Georgia

Krystal McGee, YMCA
District Manager

Augusta Georgia

Cecil Herrin, Cancer Organization

Dyersburg State Community College

Audience Participation

All Time & Current Harlem Legends


  • Michael Douglas (former  Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Larry"Shorty" Coleman (former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Tyrone "Hollywood" Brown (former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Harold "Bobo" Hubbard (former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Antoine Scott (former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Elbert "Tree" Gordon (former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Mike Glenn (former NBA Great)
  • Jennifer Brewer (1996 USA  Olympian)
  • Tyron Gainer (former NAIA  Champion)
  • Mel Harris (former USBL)
  • Reggie Dixon (former Harlem  Globetrotter)
  • LT Trahon (Played Internationally)
  • Gator Rivers (former Harlem   Globetrotter)
  • Booy Butler ( former Atlanta Falcon NFL)
  • Isaac Cook
  • Nakisha Keeves (Played Internationally)       
  • Kenny Saunders (Played   Internationally)         
  • Andre Turner (former NBA/ Played Internationally)    
  • Curtis Green (Univ. Southern MS)              
  • Willie Harris  ( Jackson State Univ.)                
  • Redonno Douglas Regional Director          
  • McKinley Singleton (former  NBA Great)
  • Brandon McDonald
  • Woody Carter
  • Somer Easterwood (former  Professional Player)
  • Sherwin Durham former Harlem Globetrotter)   
  • Jimmy Bolden Referee
  • Tommy Gibson Referee
  • Adrien Borders
  • Brandon Thomas
  • Wayne Arnold ( International)
  • Paul Gaffney  ( former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Tyrone Randolph ( former Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Kevin Sowell ( Played  International)
  • Antron Pippin
  • Kevin Sanford 
  • D.J.Henley
  • Darius Smith
  • Daryl Braden Played Internationally)
  • Trey Moore ( former Harlem Globetrotter)

Contact Us

Book your Appearance-Register for Camps-Reserve Show Tickets Here You may also register through www.paypal.com/harlemlegends24@harlemlegends.com

Michael Douglas Youth Foundation
Harlem Legends Basketball Entertainers
P.O. Box 490074
Lawrenceville, GA 30049


The mission of the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation™ is to assist communities in providing activities that are fun, educational, and promote a model of healthy living.