Honoring Louis Herman ``Red’’ Klotz of Margate Cityby Representative Frank A. LoBiondo
Posted on 2014-01-07
of new jersey
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Mr. LoBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, today I extend my personal congratulations
and the recognition of the U.S. House of Representatives to Louis
Herman ``Red'' Klotz, a basketball legend and long-time resident of
Margate City, New Jersey. At age 93, Red remains active in the sport
for which he has long loved, making him the sport's oldest professional
and one of its most-loved.
Playing well into his 60s and serving as a U.S. International Ambassador of Goodwill, Red has helped introduce basketball to more than 100 countries and countless youth around the globe. As the owner and former player & coach of the Washington Generals, he and his team have challenged the dominance of their greatest competitor--the Harlem Globetrotters--for sixty-two consecutive years. And, as if playing over 13,000 exhibition games wasn't a full-time career, Red and his wife Gloria operated successful businesses in Margate and Atlantic City for many years.
I join with the greater Margate community and basketball fans worldwide in honoring Red Klotz for his countless contributions to the game. While your impressive decades-long past on and off the court is well-documented, it is your dedication today to the sport and fifty years in the South Jersey community that define your legacy.