Public invited to Game 3 viewing party

Norfolk County Parks and Recreation and the Norfolk County Public Library are hosting a viewing party for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on June 5.The public is invited to make their way to the downstairs meeting room at the Simcoe library before tip-off, which is set for 9 p.m. Admission is a donation to Norfolk County KidSport, a not-for-profit that provides support to young athletes from underprivileged families.“Norfolk County has always been a great area for sports,” Scott Clark, with the Norfolk County Public Library, said in a press release. “People in this area have really gotten into basketball this spring and we wanted to give them an opportunity come together, cheer and support the team.”Snacks will be provided while supplies last. Fans can also bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.The series sits at 1-1, with Toronto taking the opener and Golden State knotting things up on Sunday in Game 2. The finals now shifts to Oracle Arena in Oakland for the next two meetings.“Over the last few weeks, communities large and small across Canada have hosted these types of events there’s no reason we shouldn’t,” noted Susie Wray, the county’s supervisor of community programs. “We certainly have passionate basketball fans and community spirit.”Doors for the event will open at 8:30 p.m. and will remain open until 11:45 p.m.For more information, or for anyone wishing to donate, contact Jacob Robinson at 519-426-5870 x 3803.

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