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The Vibe 3on3 to visit Albany

If you like basketball, art, hip hop, rapping and break dancing, then you don’t want to miss Albany’s National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® on Thursday 11 August, 2011.

The Vibe 3on3® – an fun, free event for Aboriginals and non-Indigenous Australians – is returning to Albany for the first time since 2009 in its new school-day format.

Hosted by actor Luke Carroll, the action-packed “Thumping Thursday” 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 event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to pre-register in teams of four through their school by Thursday, 4 August 2011.

“Ask your teacher or principal if your school is getting involved and encourage them to register you and your mates,” says event Producer Anneke Barnes.

The event is capped at 400 kids so get in quick to gain your spot at the 3on3. The event will be held at the Albany Aquatic and Leisure Centre Barker Road, Albany from 9am-2.30pm and will feature an opening ceremony, face painting and a health expo.

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 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.

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