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Vibe 3on3 returns to Palmerston

The National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® – is coming to Palmerston on Saturday, 19 June 2010! Due to the overwhelming popularity of last year’s Palmerston Vibe 3on3, this deadly sport and music festival is returning to the Top End in our ‘Super Saturday’ format.

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 rapper Shannon Williams, aka Brothablack, 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® crew also includes champion breakdancer Jason Campbell, aka
B Boy JC, and female RnB and hip hop dancer Medika Thorpe.

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to be at Palmerston High School, Tilston Avenue, Palmerston, on Saturday, 19 June 2010 at 9am to register in teams of three to four players. Players without a team will be allocated one by the Vibe crew.

The Vibe 3on3® ‘Super Saturday’ 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-free and smoke-free event.

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 Mayrah Sonter at Vibe Australia on (02) 9361 0140 or 0405 834 016 or email mayrah@vibe.com.au

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