Dynamic role models are gearing up to deliver a fun-filled day of activities at Port Hedland’s first ever National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® on Friday 24 June, 2011 .
The Vibe 3on3® is a fun, free event for Aboriginal and non-Indigenous Australians. As well as challenging young people, the event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem, as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.
Aboriginal artist and comedian Kevin Kropinyeri and former Rugby Seven’s player Matthew Sonter, DJ and Rap artist from Adelaide Jimblah, dancer Ann Janette Phillips, and Black Diamond Claude Williams are the vibrant role models for the day.
The action-packed Fun Friday 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 Jimmy Little Foundation will also be there with good advice for young people on healthy nutrition.
To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to pre-register in teams of five through their school by Friday, 17 June, 2011. For more information call 1800 623 430 or go to www.vibe.com.au
The 3on3 will be held at the JD Hardie Sports Complex, Cottier Drive, Port Hedland from 9am-2.30pm and will feature an opening ceremony, face painting and a health expo. The opening Ceremony is at 9:30am and the events finishes at 2:30pm.
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; and our local sponsors Spirit Radio, North West Telegraph, Bullbuck Transport, WA Country Health’s Pilbara Health Promotions Team, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Woolworths WA Food Bank, Wirrika Maya Health and the Town of Port Hedland.
We also thank our supporters the Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.