Monday, June 6, 2011

Basketball Fans Alert: NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 in July!

NBA Philippines 2011 Presented by Sprite

The first-ever NBA 3-on-3 Philippines presented by Sprite will be held in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from July 1-3, 2011. The event combines exciting on-court competition with authentic NBA entertainment and experiences for Filipino basketball fans.

The NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 will provide youngsters with an opportunity to hone their skills and compete amongst their peers.  The competition is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 19, with an open division for men. Basketball fanatics are in for a treat as boys and girls of all skill levels from those specific ages participate and vie for the top honors and bragging rights. The event will be based on the FIBA 3on3 format and rules, and provide participants and fans the total NBA experience with entertainment and unique interactive elements. Registration is on-going on a first come first served basis and will run until June 28. 

The host talked about the upcoming NBA event presented by Sprite.

To enhance fan experience, NBA Legend Horace Grant, a four-time NBA Champion (1990-91, 1991-1992, 1992-1993 with Chicago; 2000-01 with L.A. Lakers) and an NBA All-Star in 1994, will make appearances and interact with fans through clinics and community events.  “I’m really looking forward to my trip to the Philippines. I’ve heard that it’s a nation that loves basketball and I can’t wait to meet the participants of the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 tournament. I have never been to Manila before but look forward to participating in the NBA cares event and helping teach the great sports of basketball. See you all in July!” said Horace Grant in a statement on his involvement in the first ever NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 Presented by Sprite.

Basketball fanatics and sports enthusiasts trooped to National Sports Grill to watch Dallas vs. Miami game.

Other NBA-style events over the three days include a Sprite Slam Dunk contest and Energen Skills Challenge where participants can compete and showcase their abilities in front of a home crowd. There will also be an authentic NBA half-time show featuring performances by the Knicks City Dancers, NBA merchandise giveaways and live music to keep fans entertained. Entry to watch the tournament and soak in the festivities is FREE of CHARGE. 
Mr. Scott Levy, Senior Vice President and managing Director of NBA Asia welcomes guests and media.

NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, will also conduct a variety of community events in conjunction with the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite.
All participants of the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 will receive a jersey and NBA sling bag, with early registrants (those who sign up before June 10) receiving a signed photograph of NBA Legend Horace Grant. There will also be prizes for the winner of each division. 

Along with Sprite, SOLARtv Network Incorporated (Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV) has joined the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 as official media partner together with Studio 23. Supporting partners also include Energen and Spalding. Venue partner is SM Mall of Asia.
Team registration fees are payable by cash only and are as follows:
Age divisions—800Php per team
Open division—1,200Php per team
VIP Division—By Invitation Only
Registration Form and details are available via the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 Presented by Sprite event website. Registration and payment will not be available online.
Registration Locations:
Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia
Date: June 3-June 17
Time: 10AM-10PM
E-Ventologist Event Office
Date: June 3-June 28
Time: 10AM-10PM
Address: Unit 203 ALCCO Bldg. Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan

Proline Sports Center/Spalding-Greenbelt 1
Dates: June 3-June 28
Time: 10Am-10PM
Address: Ground Floor, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City

KFC Jupiter
Dates: June 4-June 28
Time: 10Am-10PM
Address: 104 Jupiter Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati City

Some of the bloggers who attended the event: Den Marco, Ruth Dela Cruz, the author, and Bedalyn Aguas. 

For inquiries and other details, please call their hotline number: 565-0685
For more information about the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite plus chances to win daily quiz prizes, please log onto Fans can also get updates on the event by following the NBA twitter at and through Facebook at

Purple Plum Fairy thanks Pepi De Leon for the invites.

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