The all new National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – is coming to Palmerston on Saturday June 13, 2009. This will be the first time the popular sport and music festival has visited the Top End with the 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 JC’, outstanding female rap artist ‘Dizzy Doolan’ and female dancer Medika Thorpe. Also joining the crew in Rockhampton will be a surprise special guest celebrity role model!
To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Palmerston High School, Palmerston at 10am on Saturday, June 13 to register in teams of three to four players. Players without a team will be allocated one by the Vibe crew.
The Vibe 3on3 ® ‘Super Saturday’ offers a free healthy breakfast of cereal, fruit juice and fresh fruit to all participants and a barbeque lunch is also available. The Vibe 3on3® is an alcohol and smoke free event.
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 www.vibe.com.au
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 the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and Vibe Australia.
We also thank our supporters the Koori Mail, Fubu, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.
For all media enquiries, please call Claude Williams at Vibe Australia on
(02) 9361 0140 or 0437143943 or email on [email protected]ibe.com.au