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Vibe 3on3 rolling into Tennant Creek

Luke Carroll with community members at the 2012 Tennant Creek Vibe3on3.

Get ready Tennant Creek – the popular National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® is heading your way on Wednesday 4th June 2014.

The Deadly Vibe Group produces the Vibe 3on3®, a travelling sport and music festival that brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and non-Indigenous students for a fun day of basketball, dancing and music.

The event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem, as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

Students compete in teams of 4-5 players at the Vibe 3on3® in a range of activities. The action packed event features a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, and a dance competition. There is also a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip-hop and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music.

The 3on3 also features an opening ceremony and a free healthy breakfast and BBQ lunch.

To participate, young people need to pre-register in teams of four or five through their school by Wednesday, 28th May 2014.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Vibe 3on3® to Tennant Creek. Planning is well underway to make the 2014 Tennant Creek event a fantastic and fun event for all involved,” says Vibe Head of Events Mayrah Sonter.

The event is capped at 400 students so get in quick to gain your spot. The event will be held at the Tennant Creek Sports and Recreation Centre, Ambrose Street, Tennant Creek NT.

Registrations for the Vibe 3on3® are open online or by telephone, and schools can CLICK HERE to register, or call 02-9361 0140.

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 Deadly Vibe Website.

Vibe would like to acknowledge the assistance of “Supporting Communities to Reduce the Risk of Suicide” component of the “Taking Action to Tackle Suicide” Program.

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without its Principal Sponsor the Department of Health as well as our sponsors – the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Rural Health Students Network and our local sponsors including Barkly Wholesales, Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, Nyinkka Nyunyu Arts Centre, Tennant Creek Sports & Recreation Centre, Barkly Regional Council, St John’s Ambulance.

We’d also like to acknowledge our supporters the Jimmy Little Foundation, Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds, Deadly Vibe, and Deadly Vibe Wire.

For all media enquiries, interviews or photos please call Emily Nicol at the Deadly Vibe Group on (02) 9361 0140 or email emily@vibe.com.au

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