Philadelphia

TODAY SIGHTINGS: ENTIRE SIXERS TEAM TO ‘PAINT THE TOWN BLUE,’

ENTIRE SIXERS TEAM TO ‘PAINT THE TOWN BLUE,’

DISTRIBUTING BLUE JERSEYS AND MEETING FANS AT EIGHT STOPS

IN PHILADELPHIA ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
EVENT TO TIP OFF SIXERS WEEK, PRESENTED BY INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS
PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY TO RECEIVE JERSEY AT 4:15 P.M. AT THE MSB BUILDING
SIXERS CENTER ANDREW BYNUM TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT FAN ZONE STORE AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER FROM 5:30 TO 6:30 P.M.;

ONLY TIME FANS CAN BUY NEW BLUE JERSEYS BEFORE THE HOME OPENER
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – OCTOBER 24, 2012 –
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
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 – Private Event
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.,
presented by Independence
Blue Cross. Tickets may be purchased online at SIXERS.COM,
by phone at 215-339-7676 or in person at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office.