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February 20 – Echuca

The National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – will be coming to Echuca on Saturday February 20, 2010. This will be the very first time the popular sport and music festival has visited the Echuca community in the events 11 year history.

The Vibe 3on3® brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for a fun free 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® are also excited to announce our special celebrity guest role model, Yorta Yorta man and Australian icon Jimmy Little who will be on hand to offer advice to the youth and sing a song or two.

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Echuca Fonterra Sports and Entertainment Centre, 244 High Street, Echuca from 9am on Saturday, February 20 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 supporters the Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.

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

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