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    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - The sights and sounds of NBA 3on3 presented by
Rogers returns to Vancouver as part of an eight city Canadian tour this
spring. The NBA-style excitement takes place Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June
8 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Burnaby Campus). Vancouver
is one of the top markets for the tour with hundreds of participants and
spectators taking part in the action-filled event each year.
    As the only national 3on3 basketball tournament, the event is geared
towards local basketball enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels in an
environment that mirrors the excitement seen only in the NBA. Gravity defying
athleticism, fast-paced action and inspiring performances describe what can be
expected at the NBA 3on3 tournament.
    Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell will be in attendance Saturday,
June 7. In addition to Mitchell's appearance, participants will experience NBA
style entertainment from 4 Korners Raptors Soundcrew and dancers. Admission is
free for spectators, who are encouraged to participate in many activities and
contests including the Rogers Halftime Show, the Rogers Slam Dunk Contest on
Sunday, the PC Financial FILL THE BASKET Contest and the Speed Stick Shoot for
a Grand Contest.
    All 3on3 participants receive a reversible NBA 3on3 basketball jersey and
a gift bag filled with great giveaways. There will be plenty of prizes for
participants too. All registered teams are guaranteed a qualified referee and
a minimum of three games. NBA 3on3 is presented by Rogers with the
Toronto Raptors, Ford Focus, Gatorade, Canada Basketball, President Choice's
Financial, Speed Stick 24/7 and CheeStrings Ficello serving as National
Associate Partners.

    The Toronto Raptors and NBA Canada have partnered with Basketball BC to
bring NBA 3on3 to Canada's West Coast. Through leadership, inspiration and
support, Basketball B.C. creates quality opportunities throughout the
province, supporting the development of players, coaches and officials at all
levels in the great game of basketball. Their goal is to help communities
develop leagues where children can develop their fundamental skills and learn
to appreciate basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment.
    For more information please visit www.nba3on3.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Rajani Kamath, Toronto Raptors,
(416) 815-5790; Dave DeFreitas, Toronto Raptors, (647) 404-0839

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