Former Harlem Globetrotter Bobby Hunter will return to Moncks Corner next week.

He will be at a fundraiser to help raise money for Latyra Gibbs, a Berkeley High School junior honors student hoping to go on an educational trip to Europe next summer.

The event is Dec. 15 at Mama's Kitchen in Moncks Corner, according to organizer Willie Powell. The restaurant will serve a free meal of fish and grits. Hunter will speak.

The money will come from donations and the sale of Globetrotter T-shirts, Powell said.

Main Street Motors will provide free limo service for Hunter when he's in town.

"We're going to treat him like a star," Powell said.

Hunter was in town in October to talk about youth work and ways to raise money for the trip.

He played for the Globetrotters 1966-74, the team's golden days. He was known as Zorro back then, playing the clown with Meadowlark Lemon. Now he works with youths with Empowerment Through Recreation, which is based in New York City. He travels around the country doing workshops in schools through Each One Teach One. And he does radio and Internet broadcasts for Champions-4Champions.

When he's not traveling, Hunter can be found at the Isle Casino in Pompano, Fla., where he greets guests at the door and checks IDs, mixing in jokes and songs.

Powell works with local youths through Take One to Help One. Gibbs is his niece.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.