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Redfern to host Vibe 3on3®!

What a way to start the month, with a day of extreme fun for Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids at the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – and it’s happening in Redfern on 1st December 2010.

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 Aboriginal basketball star and Black Diamond Claude Williams, the action-packed fun Wednesday event features a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition, a free BBQ and a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Indigenous music.

Event producer Mayrah Sonter says the Vibe 3on3® will be a chance for Redfern and the wider Sydney area to come together to celebrate Indigenous culture, be inspired by great role models and have plenty of fun.

“We generally focus on regional and remote areas for our 3on3s – but this year we decided to bring the Vibe 3n3® to Sydney and host the event in Redfern. It will be great for city based Koori and non-Indigenous kids to experience this event,” Mayrah said.

“The Vibe 3on3® crew are looking forward to putting on an event that has all the best ingredients: fun, action and inspiration,” Mayrah says.

“There’s the opportunity for young Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids to meet role models that they can learn from and be inspired by, and we’ll be taking some healthy messages to Redfern and Sydney that encourage kids to consider healthy life choices.”

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

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to pre-register in teams of five through their school by Friday 26 November 2010. The event is capped at 400 kids so get in quick to gain your spot at the Vibe 3on3®. The event will be held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence from 9am-3pm and will feature an opening ceremony, face painting and a health expo.

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without its 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, interviews or photos please call Maryann Weston at Vibe Australia on (02) 48 228230 or email on [email protected]

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