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Albany – March 14 15

The all new National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – is coming to Albany on Saturday and Sunday March 14 & 15, 2009. This will be the first time the popular sport and music festival has visited the mid north coastal town with the all new ‘Super Saturday’ format.

The Vibe 3on3® brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for a fun day of basketball, dancing, music, health and culture. The event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

Hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter Dwayne Cross and Aboriginal basketball star Claude Williams, the action-packed Super Saturday event features a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Indigenous music.

The Vibe 3on3® crew also includes break dance champion B Boy 2Ezy, rapper Brothablack and dancer Medika Thorpe. Also joining the crew in Albany will be a surprise special guest celebrity role model!

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany from 9am on both Saturday and Sunday March 14 & 15 to register in teams of three to four players. Players without a team will be allocated one by the Vibe crew.

The Vibe 3on3® aims to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen communities and boost self-esteem. The Vibe 3on3® is also an excellent opportunity for health services and related organisations to introduce themselves to the wider community. For more information go to

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without our sponsors Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation, the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and Vibe Australia.

We also thank our supporters the Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.

For all media enquiries, please call Mayrah Butt at Vibe Australia on
(02) 9361 0140 or 0405 834 016 or email on [email protected]

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