The National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – is heading back to Broome, the place where it all began, to celebrate its 100th event!
Taking place on Saturday, 8 May at Broome Senior High School, 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 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 rap artist ‘Knowledge Bonez’ and female dancer Medika Thorpe. Also joining the crew in Broome will be special guest celebrity role model Suri Bin Saad.
To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Broome Senior High School on Frederick Street at 9am on Saturday morning to register in teams of three to four players. Players without a team will be allocated one by the Vibe crew.
The Vibe 3on3® offers a free healthy breakfast of cereal, fruit juice and fresh fruit to all participants and a barbecue lunch is also available. The Vibe 3on3® is an alcohol and smoke free event.
There will also be a free community concert after the event, from 6pm to 9pm.
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: the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; the Department of Health and Ageing; Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation; The Jimmy Little Foundation and the ‘Thumbs Up’ Healthy Tucker Program; and Vibe Australia. Media partners include the Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.
For all media enquiries, please call Jake Keane at Vibe Australia on
(02) 9361 0140 or email [email protected]