Philadelphia 76ers And U.S. Postal Service Formally Dedicate Wilt Chamberlain Stamp On Friday, December 5
SALES OF THE STAMP TIP OFF AT FRIDAY’S GAME VS. OKLAHOMA CITY
FANS CAN PURCHASE ON CONCOURSE
ALL FANS IN ATTENDANCE TO RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE POSTER
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.
Tickets are still available for this historic night online at SIXERS.COM, by phone at 215-339-7676 and in person at the box office, along with all other Sixers single game tickets and packages.
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