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3on3 gives a good vibe

Date posted: 16 February 2012

Hundreds of young people descended on the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre for the National Indigenous 3on3 basketball and hip hop challenge - the Vibe 3on3 on February 16.

Over 50 teams from Port Lincoln and schools around the district participated in the first ever 3on3 in Port Lincoln and event producer Mayrah Sonter said it was well received by the community.

"All of the role models had a great time with the kids and the young people loved them being there," Ms Sonter said.

"Port Adelaide footballer Daniel Motlop was great with the kids in the health expo.

"They also loved getting down with dancers Medika Thorpe and Darren Crompton, who hosted the Move it Mobstyle dance workshops.

"Comedian Kevin Kropinyeri also kept them entertained and rapper Lady Lash was in fine form."

Uncle Howard Richards welcomed everyone to country, while deputy mayor Neville Starke opened the event.

Ms Sonter said the challenge had it all - fierce competition, an energetic committee and volunteers, as well as outstanding community support for the event.

The action-packed event featured 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.

There was a health expo on the day made up of local service providers including the Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation, West Coast Youth and Community Support Inc, Port Lincoln Police, Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service, Port Lincoln Health Service and the Port Lincoln Hospital.

Ms Sonter thanked the local organising committee for all their hard work.

"Thanks also to the local sponsors - Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council, West Coast Youth Services, Marlin Hotel, Port Lincoln Times, Woolworths, Coles and Bakers Delight.

"We'll be back next year," she said.

Source: Port Lincoln Times


Last updated: 29 February 2012
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