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Diwali Game hosted by raptors at air canada centre

Diwali Game hosted by the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.

Building on the success of the annual Diwali Game tradition hosted by the Toronto Raptors over several seasons at Air Canada Centre, Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors, is set to host its first annual Bollywood Day Game on Saturday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

“The arrival of Raptors 905 into the heart of Mississauga is exciting for all fans of basketball, but particularly for our South Asian community, which has been an integral part of the growth and success of Mississauga and Brampton,” said official Raptors and Raptors 905 community ambassador, superfan Nav Bhatia. “With the celebration of our rich Indian culture on December 19 during the Bollywood Day Game, Raptors 905 continues to exemplify how inclusive of an organization it is. I hope to have everyone come out this day to support our team and the growing game of basketball.”

In addition to the game, in which Raptors 905 plays host to the Delaware 87ers, there will be Indian-themed, family-oriented entertainment, including a halftime show by Broken Dance – Canada’s No. 1 Bollywood Dance Company, a traditional Indian drumming performance outside the main entrance pregame, a “selfie” booth with cut outs of Bollywood actors, a Mehndi tattoo station and more.

Group tickets start as low as $9.05 for ends, $16 for corners, $21 for sides and $23 side premium seats. The game is open to the public, with single seats available for as low as $14. A special ticket offer can be redeemed at www.Raptors905.com/ticketpass using the code “superfan.” For more information, email [email protected].

CONTACT: Justin Dickie ([email protected])

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