Draft Party 2011
The Utah Jazz will host its annual draft party, presented by AT&T, at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday, June 23. Doors open to the public at 4:30 p.m. with the draft broadcast, which originates from The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., beginning at 5 p.m. (MT) on ESPN.
Fans who attend the party will have the opportunity to watch the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft on the EnergySolutions Arena jumbotron as well as receive live Jazz draft updates throughout the night. Jazz forward Jeremy Evans will also be on-hand signing autographs, and the Nu Skin Jazz Dancers and McDonald’s Dunk Team will be performing. Jazz broadcaster Craig Bolerjack will emcee the event.
The first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a special edition 2011 Jazz NBA Draft t-shirt. Everyone in attendance will receive a draft guide, a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of four great prizes and a voucher to shoot a free throw on the arena floor for an opportunity to win Salt Lake Bees tickets. Prizes for the raffle include official game-worn Jazz warm-ups, autographed merchandise, a Salt Lake Bees Suite for a game and two VIP tickets to a 2011-12 Jazz game. Additional contests with prizes will be held throughout evening.
Party attendees will also be able to tour the recently renovated Jazz locker room and have the opportunity to get their pictures taken with the Nu Skin Jazz Dancers and Jazz Bear in a photo booth on the floor.
In addition, 1320 KFAN will be broadcasting live from EnergySolutions Arena beginning at 3 p.m. Jazz radio voice David Locke will be providing live reports from The Prudential Center and will have exclusive interviews with the new Jazz draft picks following their selections.
Food and drink concessions, Jazz Fanzz merchandise and 2011-12 Jazz season tickets will be available for purchase.
The Jazz currently holds the third and 12th picks in the 2011 NBA Draft. The third selection marks the highest Jazz position since selecting Deron Williams third overall in the 2005 NBA Draft.
The draft party will conclude once the first round of the 2011 Draft is completed.