July 25, 2013
NBA 3X PHILIPPINES 2013 James Harden, Eric Gordon, The Indiana Pacemates and Grizz Topbill ♥
Thursday, July 25, 2013 I was invited to a Press Conference held at Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila with Special Guests:
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pacemates, Indiana Pacers Dance Team
Grizz, Memphis Grizzlies Team Mascot
Mr. Carlo Singson, Country Manager, Philippines, NBA Asia
Atty. Adel Tamano, Vice President for Public Affair & Communications, Coca-Cola Philippines.
To spread the GOOD NEWS!
NBA 3x Philippines 2013 presented by Sprite returns to the Philippines for the third consecutive year.
The highly successful NBA 3x event follows through on its growing success every year, bringing exciting on-court competition with authentic NBA entertainment and experiences for fans all ages.
Basketball fanatics are in for a treat as boys and girls of all skill levels, with an open division for men and women will be able to participate and vie for top honors and bragging rights.
DATE: July 26-July 28, 2013
SM Mall of Asia Music Hall
SM Central Business Park I, Island A, Bay City,
Pasay City 1300 Philippines
Center Court (By the Bay) with NBA Players, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans lending their star presence to the high-energy event alongside the Indiana Pacemates of the Indiana Pacers and Grizz, the Memphis Grizzlies Team Mascot.
There are seven divisions to compete in,
4 for boys and three for girls.
For boys divisions to join are:
U13 (10-12 years old.),
U16 (13-15 years old.),
U18 (16-17 years old.),
and the Open division (18 years old and above.)
For girls competition groups are
U16 (13-15 years old),
U18 (16-17 years old),
and the Open Category (18 years old and above.)
There is also a Celebrity Division which will feature media and entertainment personalities.
Adding to the excitement of the event, division winners will be entered into a special raffle whereby one lucky team will come away with four (4) tickets to NBA Global Games Philippines 2013- The first ever NBA pre-season game in the Philippines. Between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 10.
Free fan activities at NBA 3X Philippines 2013 Presented by Sprite include:
- The Sprite Dunk Contest
- The Sprite Basketball Clinic
- The KFC Bucket 3-Point Shootout
- The Phoenix Fast Feet Challenge
- NBA 3X Half Time
- Autograph Session
- Live Performances
- and more.
NBA Stars James Harden and Eric Gordon will share their basketball talent with young players, while the Indiana Pacers dance team-The Indiana Pacemates and Grizz the Memphis Grizzlies Mascot will add even more excitement to the event. The full event schedule can be found below and on the official NBA 3X Philippines 2013 Presented by Sprite event website www.nba3x.com/philippines
"The ongoing support from our Filipino fans is amazing and helps bring our game to life through NBA 3X presented by Sprite." -Carlo Singson, Philippines Country Manager, NBA Asia.
"Our passionate fans follow the NBA all seasn long on TV, NBA.com and through social media, and we are excited to bring NBA 3X Philippines back as a prelude to our first-ever NBA Global Games Philippines 2013 this October."
"We are excited to continue on this journey with the NBA and establish the NBA 3X Philippines presented by Sprite as a marquee event in the Philippines, said Jing Atienza, Sprite Group Brand Manager at Coca-Cola Philippines. "Sprite and NBA are long time partners and this is a great event for the whole family to come out and enjoy."
Along with presenting partner Sprite, official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2013 include adidas, KFC and Phoenix Petroleum. Official NBA broadcasters are SOLARtv Network Incorporated (Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV) and Studio 23. X-Play Online Games Inc. (X-Play) and PhilStar.com will act as official media partners, while Spalding, SM Mall of Asia and SM Cinemas will act as supporting partners.
All participants of the NBA 3X Philippines 2013 presented by Sprite will receive a jersey and NBA sling bag. There will also be prizes for the winner of each division. Registration fees for the age divisions run at Php1,000 per team, and for open divisions at Php1,600 pesos per team.
Including the Philippines, NBA 3X will be conducted in 14 countries outside of the US this summer.
Indiana Pacers Dance Team- The Indiana Pacemates added an excitement for 10-10-2013 with a dance team performance.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES MASCOT: GRIZZ
Now in his 18th season, Grizz the mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies, has remained a furry fan favorite among members of Grizz Nation, so much so that he was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year as voted by his peers. Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1995.
Grizz can always be relied upon to electrify audiences with dramatic dunks and signature shenanigans.
Memphis has proven to be the perfect natural habitat for Grizz, who often stars in schools throughout the Mid-South as part of variety of community initiatives.
NBA 3X EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday, July 26,2013
NBA 3X Opening Ceremony at 3:00 P.M. at the Center Court
Adidas Skills Challenge at 3:40 P.M.
Basketball Clinic with Philippines Women's National Basketball Team at 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 27,2013
Sprite Basketball Clinic at 1:00 P.M.
NBA 3X Half Time at 2:00 P.M.
KFC Bucket 3-Point Shootout at 2:40 P.M.
Phoenix Fast Feet Challenge at 5:40 P.M.
Dance Team Performance at 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
NBA Cares-Special Olympics at 12:40 P.M.
Celebrity Division Final at 1:20 P.M.
NBA 3X Halftime at 2:00 P.M.
Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at 2:40 P.M.
Women's U16 Final at 4:20 P.M.
Men's U13 Final at 4:40 P.M.
Women's U18 Final at 5:00 P.M.
Men's U16 Final at 5:20 P.M.
Women's OPEN Final at 5:40 P.M.
Men's U18 Final at 6:00 P.M.
Men's OPEN Final at 6:20 P.M.
For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2013 presented by Sprite, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines
Fans can also get updates on the event by following:
NBA on TWITTER https://twitter.com/nba_philippines
NBA 3X Asia on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/NBA3XAsia
Phils NBA on FACEBOOK
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THANKS, Much Love, Rochelle
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