3rd Annual Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game Returning to the Nike 3ON3 Basketball Tournament
The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball game benefitting Straight But Not Narrow will once again kick off the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE presented by NBC4 Southern California, announced this morning by Hutcherson during an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show. Tickets for the charity basketball game are now on sale at nike3on3.com.
"I am so excited to partner again with AEG to host my 3rd annual celebrity basketball game, said Josh Hutcherson. "This is a fun event and a great way for me to meet and interact with fans and all the proceeds will benefit Straight But Not Narrow, a non-profit organization that is very important to me with the message of being an ally to the LGBTQ community."
For the third consecutive year, the Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game benefitting Straight But Not Narrow (SBNN) will kick off the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California weekend. On Friday, August 8, Hutcherson will be joined by many of his celebrity friends for a fun and exciting exhibition game in front of hundreds of fans. Individual tickets and VIP packages are available for purchase now, including meet & greet opportunities with the Hunger Games actor. Tickets are available for purchase starting Monday, June 23 at nike3on3.com. All net proceeds to benefit SBNN. Straight But Not Narrow is an ally organization that prepares and trains young adults on how to become allies of their LGBTQ peers.
"Straight But Not Narrow is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful event for the third year in a row. An evening of basketball with advocates raising awareness for equality, both on and off the court, is a privilege we are thankful to have," said Heather Wilk, Co-Founder, Straight But Not Narrow. "While we are sadly aware that the fight for equality is not yet over, we are thankful to be involved in such a great event highlighting the progress happening in the world of sports today."
About Straight But Not Narrow
SBNN is an ally organization that prepares and trains young adults on how to become allies of their LGBTQ peers and encourage everyone else to do the same. There's really no need to overcomplicate things. People should simply be allowed to be the most authentic
About the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE presented by NBC4 Southern California
The inaugural Nike 3ON3 Basketball Tournament came to the streets of L.A. LIVE, the premiere entertainment and sports district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 7, 2009. The first year hosted over 500 teams and more than 13,000 players and spectators. In its 6th year, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament has grown to become the largest organized 3 on 3 tournament in California, hosting more than 1,200 teams, 4,500 players and 25,000 spectators with participants coming from all over the country. For more information on the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE presented by NBC4 Southern California, please visit nike3on3.com.
About L.A. LIVE
L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Club Nokia, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums - The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE - all in a single tower) , the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.
Developed by Los Angeles-based AEG, L.A. LIVE, considered to be the nation's most active 'live content and event campus,' has become the region's most in-demand and busiest hospitality location featuring 260,480 sf of conference center and ballroom facilities, world-class restaurants, , a 100,000 sf special events deck, the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga Room, a one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre's best known awards show all centered around Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, a 40,000 sf outdoor event space. L.A. LIVE showcases more events, award shows, sporting competitions, concerts and hospitality options than any other destination in the world. For more information, visit www.lalive.com.