NC State, UNC and Duke Basketball legends return to the Triangle on March 7 to vie for top honors in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Big Three Legends Game. The event features Duke’s Christian Laettner, NC State’s Vinny Del Negro, and UNC’s Kenny Smith as celebrity coaches, who will lead their respective teams in a three-on-three half-court competition to determine the Big Three Champions. All proceeds from ticket sales and post event silent auction will benefit the Duke Children’s Hospital, the Lineberger Cancer Center, and The V Foundation.
The event will be held March 7th at 6PM at The Cage on the grounds of the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC. The event will feature NBA All-Star style skills and shooting contests, which determine the top two teams that will play three-on-three for the honor of being crowned the BCBSNC Big Three Legends Champions. Players will be drawn from each school’s storied rosters from previous seasons. The evening will be capped off with a charitable gala and silent auction*, featuring numerous sports collectibles from college and professional teams in North Carolina. To learn more about the BCBSNC Big Three Legends Game and to purchase tickets, fans should go to LiveFearlessNC.com/big3.
*Silent Auction and Gala for VIP ticket holders only
Big Three 3 Point Challenge
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has produced the Big Three Legends Game in conjunction with its on-line Big Three 3-Point Challenge, which tracks the three-point goals made by Duke, UNC, and NC State during regular season games. The team with the most three point baskets made will earn a generous donation to the school’s designated charity. Fans can also support their schools and help raise charitable contributions by texting DUKE, STATE, or UNC to 72579, once a day, every day through March 9. The fan base with the most text messages received by March 9th will receive a bonus contribution to their designated charity. Those who text are automatically entered into a contest to become an honorary coach for their team in the Big Three Legends Game*
*Contest ends March 1
Questions please feel free to contact the BCBSNC media line (919)-765-3005