STAPLES Center and StubHub Center Foundations to Donate Teams to Community Partners for Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by 24 Hour Fitness
LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – AEG’s STAPLES Center and StubHub Center Foundations will team up with local nonprofit organizations to pay the registration fees for more than 100 teams to participate in the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by 24 Hour Fitness at L.A. LIVE on Friday, August 4-6. Through the donation, basketball players from 17 Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations will be given the opportunity to compete free of charge in California’s largest street basketball tournament.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide the opportunity to participate in California’s largest street basketball tournament to so many of our community partners throughout the Los Angeles area,” said Martha Saucedo, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, AEG.
“Nike 3ON3 is an inclusive family-friendly event at L.A. LIVE, with divisions of play for athletes of all ages and skill levels; including wheelchair and Special Olympics divisions. Through our continued work with community partners surrounding both STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and StubHub Center in Carson, we are proud to continue to provide opportunities to youth that promote healthy lifestyles,” said Saucedo.
Throughout the weekend, three-on-three tournament games will take place on approximately 100 outdoor basketball courts and will feature a variety of events, including the highly anticipated Nike Slam Dunk Contest, 24 Hour Fitness 3-Point Contest, BodyBuilding.com Skills Challenge, and more than 15 interactive vendors and basketball-themed activities.
The donated Los Angeles-area nonprofit organization teams to participate in this year’s Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by 24 Hour Fitness are:
- A Place Called Home
- Boyle Heights Youth and Technology Center
- Bresee Community Youth Center
- Catch the Change
- Chuco's Justice Center
- Covenant House California
- Dream Center
- East LA Weingart YMCA
- Falcon's Youth & Family Services
- Leyroy Haynes Organization
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
- Midnight Mission
- Mid-Valley YMCA
- LA Red Shield Youth & Community Center: Salvation Army
- Social Model
- The Fulfillment Fund
The Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament is free and open to the public. The three-day event is expected to feature more than 1,500 teams, 5,000 players and 25,000 spectators. The Real 92.3 Celebrity Basketball Game will kick off L.A. LIVE’s annual family friendly basketball event at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 in L.A. LIVE’s Microsoft Square.
For more information on the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, visit nike3on3.com.
Allegra Batista, AEG