Jazz to Hold NBA Draft Party at EnergySolutions Arena

First 3,000 fans in attendance will receive free draft guide, hot dog/drink

SALT LAKE CITY (June 18, 2013) – The Utah Jazz will host its annual draft party at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday, June 27. Admission is free. Doors open to the public at 4:30 p.m., with the broadcast of the 2013 NBA Draft, which originates from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., beginning at 5:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN. ESPN’s “NBA Draft Preview” broadcast begins at 5 p.m.

The Jazz currently holds the 14th and 21st picks in the first round and the 46th pick in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.

The first 3,000 fans through the doors will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and drink as well as an NBA Draft Guide outlining the draft order and highlighting the top prospects. Tickets will also be distributed for fans to shoot a free throw on the arena floor to win Salt Lake Bees game tickets. There will be a Jazz draft prediction contest, and prize giveaways feature four lower bowl Jazz tickets and dinner for the Miami Heat game, plus tickets to other arena events and merchandise.

Fans who attend the party will be able to watch the 2013 NBA Draft on the EnergySolutions Arena video screen and hear radio commentary from 1280 The Zone Sports Network’s basketball experts. Fans will learn more about the new center court high definition video display system and see the renderings and “actual size” banners of the video screens that will be in place for the upcoming season at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah Jazz television broadcaster Craig Bolerjack will serve as the emcee for the evening’s festivities.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to get autographs and their pictures taken with the Nu Skin Jazz Dancers in a photo booth on the floor. Concession stands will be open with a variety of food and refreshment options. Customer service representatives will be available to help fans interested in 2013-14 Jazz season tickets. Autographed memorabilia will be for sale with proceeds benefitting the Larry H. Miller Charities.