Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paint the town blue with the Sixers

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The Philadelphia 76ers will “Paint the Town Blue” in a full-team, whirlwind tour of Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 24 to help celebrate the start of the regular season and their new blue jerseys.

Members of the entire team, including coaches and players, will make eight total stops, detailed below. The first and fourth stops are not open to the public.

The Sixers’ “Paint the Town Blue” event will tip off Sixers Week, presented by Independence Blue Cross, a week's worth of events and activities to get Philadelphia excited for the start of the season. The Sixers, in conjunction with Independence Blue Cross, are truly changing the game this season.

All coach and player appearances subject to change.

STOP ONE: JERSEY PRESENTATION TO WINNER OF THE “PIN TO WIN” CONTEST (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Address: 51 Ralston Ave., Haverford, PA 19083

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Details: Sixers Forward Lavoy Allen, rookie Guard Maalik Wayns and Forward Devin Searcey will present a customized blue jersey to Matthew Frankel, the winner of the Sixers’ “Pin to Win” Pinterest contest.



STOP TWO: JERSEY PRESENTATION TO COMCAST AND PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Address: The Market & Shops at Comcast Center (1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia)

Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Details: Sixers Forward/Center Spencer Hawes, Center Kwame Brown, and Assistant Coach Aaron McKie will present Comcast with a blue jersey and sign autographs for fans.



STOP THREE: JERSEY PRESENTATION TO WELLS FARGO AND PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Address: Wells Fargo Bank (123 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Details: Sixers Guards Evan Turner and Royal Ivey, along with Assistant Coach Jeff Capel and Assistant Coach/Video Coordinator Monte Shubik, will present a blue jersey to Wells Fargo and sign autographs for fans.



STOP FOUR: JERSEY PRESENTATION TO INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Address: Independence Blue Cross (1901 Market St., Philadelphia)

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Details: Sixers Head Coach Doug Collins, Forward Dorell Wright and Guard/Forward Damien Wilkins will visit the offices of the team’s Sixers Week and opening night sponsor, presenting a blue jersey to Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and CFO Alan Krigstein, meeting employees and passing out the blue “50 Seasons” and Independence Blue Cross logoed opening night T-shirts.



STOP FIVE: JERSEY PRESENTATION TO PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER RAMSEY, FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Address: MSB Building (1401 JFK Blvd., Lower Level, Philadelphia)

Time: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Details: Sixers Forward Thaddeus Young, Associate Head Coach Michael Curry and 76ers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free will present a blue Sixers jersey to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, followed by an autograph signing for city workers and the public in the concourse area of the MSB Building.



STOP SIX: JERSEY PRESENTED TO MCDONALD’S AND PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Address: McDonald’s (52nd and Jefferson Sts., Philadelphia)

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Details: Sixers Guard Jason Richardson, rookie Forward Arnett Moultrie and Assistant Coach Brian James will present a blue jersey to McDonald’s and sign autographs for customers. McDonald’s will also sell small French fries for just $0.76 during the hour.



STOP SEVEN: ANDREW BYNUM TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT TEAM STORE AT WELLS FARGO CENTER; ONLY TIME FANS CAN PURCHASE NEW BLUE JERSEYS BEFORE THE HOME OPENER

Address: Fan Zone at the Wells Fargo Center (11th Street side, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Details: Sixers Center Andrew Bynum will sign autographs at the Fan Zone store at the Wells Fargo Center. This will be the only chance fans will have to purchase the Sixers new blue road jerseys before the home opener.


STOP EIGHT: SIXERS TURN CIRA CENTRE BLUE AND PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Address: Cira Centre (2929 Market St., Philadelphia)

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Details: Sixers Guards Jrue Holiday and Nick Young will literally “paint the town” by turning the Cira Centre’s lights blue and then sign autographs there for fans.

The Sixers open the regular season at home when they host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, October 31 at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 p.m.
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