First, the White House came calling. Now, it's the Harlem Globetrotters.
Omaha 9-year-old Bence Brown's award-winning tuna casserole has earned him more attention and fans. Count the famous basketball players among those fans.
The Globetrotters named Bence honorary captain at their Summer Skills Clinics here in Omaha.
Bence was a winner in the National Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with his "Terrific Tuna Casserole." That title earned him a trip to the White House to dine with first lady Michelle Obama. Then it gave him a chance to play and eat with the Globetrotters.
The Summer Skills Clinics are taking place in the Omaha area through July 20.
Bence was recognized at the clinic on Thursday. Before the clinic, the Globetrotters dined with Bence over a fresh platter of his special casserole.
In addition to teaching basketball in their clinics, the Globetrotters stress the importance of an active lifestyle and healthy eating. Bence's initiative to create a healthy recipe parallels the Globetrotters' philosophy.
Known as Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Globetrotters look for stories of amazing kids who spread their own goodwill and demonstrate traits like helping others, assisting in the community, outstanding teamwork and being positive role models.