Game Info: 76ERS AND U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FORMALLY DEDICATE WILT CHAMBERLAIN STAMP ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
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PHILADELPHIA – DECEMBER 3, 2014 –
The Philadelphia 76ers today
announced details for the official First-Day-of-Issue dedication
ceremony for the Wilt Chamberlain Forever stamps. As the first NBA
player to be immortalized on a stamp, the December 5
ceremony honoring the Sixers legend takes place when the Sixers host
the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:00 p.m.
“It is an honor to be a part of
history as we dedicate this stamp and celebrate the great Wilt
Chamberlain with his family, friends and teammates,” said Sixers Chief
Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “That
he is the first NBA player to be featured on a United States Postal
Service stamp speaks to the untouchable legacy he left behind on the
court, and we are proud to call him a Sixer.”
Wilt Chamberlain stamps sales tip off
when doors open for the game at 6:00 p.m. All fans attending the game
will receive a commemorative poster featuring images of Chamberlain from
his illustrious career
as well as an image of the stamps. Fans may purchase the stamps inside
the concourse and outside next to Wilt’s statue.
The halftime dedication ceremony will
feature the use of the Sixers’ three-dimensional court projection system
in a brand-new video. Chamberlain’s sisters Barbara Lewis and Selina
Gross will also attend
and take part in the ceremony, as will Sixers legends Julius “Dr. J”
Erving and Wali Jones, Sixers advisor Sonny Hill and Sixers Director of
Statistical Information Harvey “Super Stat” Pollack.
Throughout the night, the Sixers will
showcase the Chamberlain’s immense contributions to the franchise and
game through video tributes and other interactive features.
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Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in the
National Basketball Association, having won three World Championships,
earning nine trips to The Finals and making 47 playoff
appearances over 66 seasons. The team is owned by an investor group led
by Managing Owner Josh Harris and co-Managing Owner David Blitzer.