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3on3 to visit Cairns for second time!

The National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – is coming to Cairns for jam packed Super Saturday event on Saturday November 7, 2009. This will be the second time the popular sport and music festival has visited the tropical area of north Queensland.

The Vibe 3on3® brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for a fun community 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. Best of the entire event is FREE for the whole community – so come on down!

Hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter Dwayne Cross and Aboriginal basketball star Claude Williams, the action-packed day 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.

Vibe 3on3® crew also includes break dance champion ‘B Boy JC’, outstanding local Queensland female rapper ‘Dizzy Doolan’ and talented female dancer Medika Thorpe. If that wasn’t enough, we are also excited to announce our guest celebrity crew including local film and television star Aaron Fa’Aoso and international guest DJ New York’s DJ Spin Easy who has opened for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Ice Cube.

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Woree State High School, corner Rigg and Windarra Streets, Woree from 9am – 4pm on Saturday November 7, 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 and Vibe Australia. We also thank our media partners 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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