CLEVELAND, OHIO - June 7, 2011 - Cavs fans are invited to a FREE party at The Q to watch as the excitement of the 2011 NBA Draft unfolds! The Cavaliers Official 2011 NBA Draft Party on Thursday, June 23rd tips off at 6:00 p.m. for a night of fun and festivities with the Cavaliers Game Entertainment Team and draft night coverage with Cavaliers Legends Austin Carr and Campy Russell and play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod LIVE from the FOX Sports Ohio Stage at Quicken Loans Arena. With the Cavs holding the #1 and #4 picks, the anticipation will be high to see what decisions will be made to put the team in the best position for the future!

Starting at 6:45 p.m. and throughout the night, the insightful trio of Carr, Russell and McLeod will provide exclusive in-depth analysis on the 2011 Draft prospects. There will be live updates on Q Tube (the arena’s four-sided center-hung video board) from Cleveland Clinic Courts where General Manager Chris Grant will be coordinating the draft. When ESPN goes live with the broadcast of the NBA Draft at 7:00 p.m., all eyes will be on Q Tube to watch who will be the Cavs #1 and #4 overall picks of the first round. The Cavs also have the #32 and #54 overall picks, which are in the second round. The first pick is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Concession stands will be open with a variety of food and refreshment options, including $1 dogs and $1 sodas! Entertainment, interactive games and contests for the whole family will take place on The Q’s concourse and arena floor - AND all fans who come out to the Draft Party will receive a numbered “lottery ball” for the opportunity to win prizes!

Fans of all ages will also enjoy:
  • Meet and greets with the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team and mascots Moondog and Sir C.C.
  • Special appearance! Photo opportunities with the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Exclusive 2011 NBA Draft merchandise available in the Cavaliers Team Shop
  • Cavaliers Legends will be signing autographs
  • Inflatable games, face painting, hair painting and tattoos
  • And much more!
The Cavaliers Official 2011 Draft Party is open to the public with FREE tickets available at The Q box office. For a $1 donation (per ticket) to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation, fans can also use the convenience of Flash Seats* to get tickets online by clicking here. Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert's son Nick Gilbert, the 14-year-old good luck charm credited for securing the Cavaliers #1 and #4 Draft picks and launching the catch phrase, "What's Not to Like?!" from the Draft Lottery stage, currently serves as the 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation Ambassador. (*Flash Seats is an electronic ticketing system that allows fans to enter Quicken Loans Arena with just a swipe of their electronic ID.)

Please note – In compliance with guidelines set by the Cleveland Police Department, the Cavaliers will adhere to the policy that those 16 and under attending the Draft Party must be accompanied by an adult.

For a comprehensive look at this year’s NBA Draft, visit Cavaliers Draft Central on Updated daily, this section features an in-depth look at prospective picks, draft history, exclusive interviews and a countdown to the 2011 NBA Draft!

Party Night! Downtown Cleveland Alliance is reviving the ever-popular Party in the Park, with the summer series kickoff at Harry Buffalo on E. 4th Street (across from Quicken Loans Arena) on Thursday, June 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. just before the Cavs Draft Party at The Q! There will be live music with Justo Saborit Latin Soul and Cavs in-arena host Ahmaad Crump and the Scream Team will stop by to mix and mingle before their Draft Night duties begin. Clevelanders fondly remember the days of Party in the Park, the place to meet friends downtown after work on warm summer evenings to enjoy great music, food and cold beer during happy hour. Tip off the summer of 2011 with Party in the Park on E. 4th Street and the Cavs Official NBA Draft Party at The Q and make some new downtown memories of your own!

Holding the #1 and #4 picks in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are passing on the good fortune to their fans with a special 14 Game Lottery Plan for $14 per seat, per game! The 14 Game Lottery Plan gives fans a chance to score great seats to some of the biggest games of the 2011-12 Cavs season, including the Home Opener and matchups against the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls and Heat. This exclusive offer is available through the NBA Draft on June 23rd at 11:59 p.m. by clicking here or calling 1-800-820-CAVS to speak with a representative.

Fans who become a 2011-12 Cavs Season Ticket Holder will receive a complimentary Cavs replica jersey of one of the 2011 draft picks (per account). This offer is valid for new accounts only and is available through the 2011 NBA Draft on June 23, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Click here or call 1-800-820-CAVS for more information.