Raptors fans are invited to join the Northern Uprising and cheer on their Atlantic Division Champions at Parties in the Square

TORONTO, April 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Fresh off the release of the team's "We The North" campaign, the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment are inviting fans to celebrate the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at free Parties in the Square presented by Bell. The parties will be held for all home and away games during the series versus the Brooklyn Nets and will see thousands of Raptors fans come together at Maple Leaf Square to watch the games on the Bremner Board.

Each party will feature a live DJ and appearances from Raptors mascots The Raptor and Stripes, and the Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak. Raptors alum, Alvin Williams will be on hand for Saturday's series opener. There will also be a variety of partner activations and premium giveaways as well as opportunities to win playoff tickets.  Space for this event is limited so fans are encouraged to arrive early.   Additionally, during the playoffs, fans attending any Raptors home win (regardless of points scored) will be able to redeem their ticket for a free cheese or pepperoni slice at participating Pizza Pizza locations the next day.

The schedule for the first four games is as follows:

Game Date Location Game Time Party in the Square Time
One Saturday, April 19 Air Canada Centre 12:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.
Two Tuesday, April 22 Air Canada Centre 7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Three Friday, April 25 Barclays Center 7 p.m. 5 p.m.
Four Sunday, April 27 Barclays Center 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

Notes for members of the media looking to cover the Parties in the Square presented by Bell: 

*Please contact Todd Bower - (416) 825-3044 or todd.bower@mlse.com - to arrange broadcast truck parking. Please note that due to spatial restrictions, spots will be limited to one per broadcast outlet.

*Media are to enter through the VIP entrance (in between Gate 6 and the Union Station entrance) and are required to wear the provided media pass.

*Media passes will only be given to those media present.

*There are no live shots of the screen.

 

SOURCE Toronto Raptors

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Jamie Deans, MLSE, 416-815-5445, Jamie.Deans@mlse.com
Abby Albino, MLSE, 416-845-5455, Abby.Albino@mlse.com