VANCOUVER, June 8 /CNW/ - The sights and sounds of NBA 3on3 presented by
Rogers returns to Vancouver as part of an eight city Canadian tour beginning
this spring and summer. NBA-style entertainment takes place at the British
Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)'s Burnaby Campus on June 9 and 10.
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 Canada's only NBA 3on3 tournament.
Toronto Raptors forward Kris Humphries will meet basketball fans and
participate in NBA 3on3 activities on Saturday, June 9 at 1:15 p.m. local
time. Humphries was selected 14th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by Utah and
acquired by Toronto last summer. During 60 games in 2006-07 Humphries averaged
11.2 minutes and set a career-high by grabbing 18 rebounds April 13 vs.
Detroit in a game that helped Toronto clinch home court advantage in the 2007
NBA Playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Humphries has also
played an instrumental role in supporting the Raptors' community initiatives
throughout the year.
Admission to NBA 3on3 is free for spectators, who are encouraged to
participate in many activities and contests including Speed Stick 24/7 All Day
Challenge, Juicy Fruit King of the Court, Ford Focus Court, Speed Stick Shoot
for a Grant Contest, Steve Nash Youth Basketball Skillz Challenge and Rogers
My5 Court. Music and dancers will also be part of this two-day event.
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 Ford, Gatorade,
Canada Basketball, Juicy Fruit, Speed Stick 24/7 and Reebok serving as
National Associate Partners.
NBA 3on3 hits Vancouver
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 or to register visit www.nba3on3.com or call the NBA
3on3 hotline at (604) 718 - 7852.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Rajani Kamath, Toronto Raptors,
(416) 815-5790; Roven Yau, Toronto Raptors, (416) 815-6130