450 teams from around Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario converged on Red River Exhibition Park in Winnipeg over the weekend to take in the annual NBA 3 on 3 outdoor basketball tournament.  Winnipeg is one of 8 stops on the national tour coordinated by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the ownership group of the NBA Toronto Raptors.  Teams in the 2-day event experienced the sights and sounds of NBA-style entertainment including a number of special events courts and 'half-time' shows on the main court over the lunch break.  Toronto Raptor forward Kris Humphries was in attendance during the Saturday festivities.  Enter our draw for a FREE team entry into the 2008 NBA 3 on 3 by completing our online survey now... 


As the only national 3on3 basketball tournament, the event is geared towards local basketball enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels in an environment that mirrors the excitement seen only in the NBA. In addition to Humphries' appearance, participants will be entertained by the Raptors' mascot, The Raptor, voted the Best Mascot in 2006 by www.Gameops.com. Some of the special event courts included the Speed Stick 24/7 All Day Challenge, Juicy Fruit King of the Court, Ford Focus Court, Speed Stick Shoot for a Grant Contest, Steve Nash Youth Basketball Skillz Challenge and Rogers My5 Court.

All 3on3 participants received a reversible NBA 3on3 basketball jersey and a gift bag filled with great giveaways. All registered teams received a qualified referee and a minimum of three games.

Basketball Manitoba would like to thank Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the NBA, Rogers, Ford, Gatorade, Canada Basketball, Juicy Fruit, Speed Stick 24/7, Reebok and ALL the teams and fans that made up this year's event!

Basketball Manitoba would like to hear from you!  Complete our quick survey on this year's event and you'll be entered for a chance to win a FREE entry into next year's tournament.  CLICK HERE to complete the NBA 3 on 3 Survey.

The tour now heads west to Vancouver this weekend and continues through Edmonton, London, Montreal, Moncton (NB) and finishes in Toronto later this summer. 

For more information on NBA 3 on 3 visit www.nba3on3.com.

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