MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - NBA Jam Session tips-off in Halifax

- Free interactive basketball festival and 3on3 tournament -

TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ -

WHAT: Whether it's shooting hoops with Al Horford, 2010 NBA All-Star, Atlanta Hawks, seeing a performance by Bucket Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters, learning some dance moves from the Raptors Dance Pak or participating in a 3on3 tournament - there will be something for everyone at the NBA Jam Session in Halifax.
WHO: Al Horford, 2010 NBA All-Star, Atlanta Hawks
  Buckets Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters
  Jack Armstrong, Raptors Analyst and basketball broadcast personality
  Toronto Raptors Dance Pak
  "Hooper," the Detroit Pistons Mascot
  NBA Canada and Basketball Nova Scotia representatives
WHEN: Saturday, August 21 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.):
  10:00-11:30 a.m.: NBA Basketball Clinic with Jack Armstrong
  11:45-12:30 p.m.: Demonstration by Harlem Globetrotter
  12:30-1:15 p.m.: Toronto Raptors Dance Pak Dance Clinic
  1:15 - 1:45 p.m.: Appearance by Detroit Pistons Mascot "Hooper"
  2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: NBA Fit Clinic with Jack Armstrong
  4:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Appearance by Al Horford
*Interviews with Al Horford, Buckets Blakes, Jack Armstrong and Toronto Raptors Dance Pak are available between 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  Sunday, August 22:
  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: 3on3 tournament - players in 19+ division
compete for a berth in the National Finals in Toronto; top two
teams will be showcased at half-time of a Toronto Raptors pre-
season game at Air Canada Centre
*Interviews with NBA Canada and Basketball Nova Scotia representatives can be scheduled throughout the weekend.
WHERE: Halifax Waterfront
  1549 Lower Water Street

Halifax, NS


For further information: For further information:

or to set-up an interview, please contact:
Carolyn Abbass, Paradigm Public Relations, 416.203.2223 ext. 221                         

Sharolyn Kenworthy, NBA Canada, office: 416-364-3177, cell: 416-400-9523


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