LA Basketball Week
Come to Downtown Los Angeles and celebrate our city’s deep and rich tradition with the sport of basketball! The Los Angeles Arts and Athletics Alliance(LAAAA) presents 3on3LA Bracketball, a day of hoop dreams inspired by the NCAA’s “The Big Dance.”
On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, 3on3LA Bracketball will feature free, open-court 3-on-3 basketball games for all ages and skill levels in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
The 3on3LA Bracketball will be held at the Paragon Parking Lot, 434 Spring Street between 4th and 5th Streets (Click for Google Map), and runs from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday, April 2nd – just before a showdown between two former Wooden Award winners, as Blake Griffin and the LA Clippers take on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center.
The LAAAA promotes the importance of a lifelong engagement with arts and athletics through community events. These large-scale community events, organized by LAAAA, provide educational opportunities for participants in addition to charitable and service contributions to non-profits and participating organizations.
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ESPN Zone LA Live
Monday, April 4, 2011
Go to the ESPN Zone at LA Live to watch the Championship Game!
With over 150 large-screen HD TVs rockin’ every sport played on a field, court, track or ice, ESPN Zone at L.A. LIVE is the ultimate sports viewing experience. You won’t miss a minute of the action.
What’s a game without the grub? ESPN Zone at L.A. LIVE serves delicious game-time favorites, including wings, pizza and burgers. Come in for a lunch special or after work for a unique Happy Hour. Anytime you visit, you’ll enjoy a family-friendly, fun atmosphere.
Break away from the game and test your skills in our Sports Arena, featuring over 45 interactive games and attractions! Located on the 2nd floor, you’ll find 10,000 sq. ft. of interactive fun. Auto racing, Pop-a-Shot or Air Hockey – there’s something for everyone! Great games, great food and family fun – we know what L.A. sports fans like!
Downtown LA residents compete in a long range three point shooting competition at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Winner of this competition will be crowned Downtown LA’s top sharp shooter and will be awarded a prize.
Wednesday April 6 at The Los Angeles Athletic Club
To Sign-Up Please contact
Eddie or Vinne
(213) 625-2211 x3337 or email@example.com
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Friday, April 8, 2011
The Los Angeles Athletic Club cordially invites you to attend the 35th Annual John R. Wooden Award honoring the collegiate basketball Players of the Year, the All-American Teams, their coaches, Legends of Coaching recipient, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, and a tribute to Duke Llewellyn and Coach Wooden.
6:00 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner
$125 Per Person • $1800 Bronze Patron Sponsor
Bronze Patron Sponsor: proceeds send an inner-city youth to summer basketball camp. Sponsorship includes preferential table for eight, and a souvenir basketball.
For reservations: (213) 630-5255 Download Reservation Form
The top five male and female collegiate basketball players will be invited to Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Athletic Club for the presentation of the National College Basketball Awards including the John R. Wooden Award. The Wooden Award recognizes the College Basketball Player of the Year and is the most prestigious award a player can receive.
Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award, it is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Blake Griffin (’09) and Maya Moore of Connecticut (’09). Ohio State’s Evan Turner and Connecticut’s Tina Charles won the Award in 2010.
Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award has contributed close to a million dollars to universities’ general scholarship fund in the names of the All American recipients. The Award has also sent more than 1,000 underprivileged children to week-long college basketball camps in the Award’s name. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award partners with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) each year to host the Wooden Award Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament. The day-long tournament, which brings together Special Olympic athletes and the All Americans, takes place at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the Friday prior to the John R. Wooden Award Ceremony.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club will host a tournament that will allow Wooden Award All-Americans to interact with athletes from Special OLYMPICS Southern California. Creating a fun atmosphere where SOS athletes can display their basketball skills with All-American player.
Schedule, Saturday, April 9,2011:
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Special Olympics Staff and Volunteers arrive.
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Special Olympic Athletes arrive and check into the 7th floor basketball
Court. Athletes will receive jerseys and instructions at this time.
10:00 am – 10:15 am – All-Americans to meet and greet their respective teams.
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Warm-up before 1st game
10:30 am – 11:15 pm – Team # 2 vs Team # 3
11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Team # 1 vs Team # 4
12:20 pm – 12:30pm – Winners of game 1 and 2 warm-up.
12:35 p – 1:15pm – Championship game – winner of game 1 vs winner of game 2
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Awards ceremony
Patrick McClenahan Most Valuable Player Award.
The John R. Wooden court located inside The Los Angeles Athletic Club will play host to the Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament Saturday April 9. Along with featuring some of the state’s top Special Olympic athletes, the 2010-2011 Wooden Award All-Americans (men and women will be on-hand as guest coaches. Four local teams will take part in the tournament.
“Special Olympics Southern California is proud to partner with The Los Angeles Athletic Club to provide our athletes this tremendous experience,” said Bill Shumard, president and CEO of Special Olympics Southern California.”
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