If you’re around Saturday, join Kmart for a fun event to celebrate the launch of new footwear at Kmart- Risewear. There will be dunk contests, giveaways, and more! See below for more information. Be sure to download the Kmart App to get your free tickets.
BRONX GET READY TO BALL:
Kmart & Rise™ Host ‘The Rise Challenge’ & Dunk Competition
To Celebrate New Rise Athletic Shoe Brand at Kmart
WHAT: FREE COMMUNITY EVENT – FEATURING CELEBRITY DUNK CONTEST, LOCAL POLICE VS. FIREMEN BASKETBALL SHOOT-OFF, & GIVEAWAYS
WHO: RISEWEAR, a new athleisure footwear brand & KMART, the exclusive U.S. retailer
BACKGROUND: To celebrate the launch of the new Risewear brand, Kmart is sponsoring The Rise™ Challenge, a series of interactive and unique fan-focused sporting entertainment experiences. The events feature competitions between some of the world’s top dunkers on custom branded half-courts at Kmart parking lots in six cities around the country.
The marquee attraction is the epic dunk contest featuring current Risewear athlete and veteran dunker Taurian “Air-Up-There” Fontenette along with the nation’s top four dunkers, Chris Staples, Guy Dupuy, Porter Maberry and Jonathan Clark, as they lay it all on the line in competition for the grand prize.
Local police and fire authorities will also be pinned against one another to compete in a legendary basketball shoot-off. The Police officers will face the Firemen in a heated free throw competition to encourage physical activity and community connections.
The buzz-worthy fan experience is complete with a live DJ pumping the jams, athlete meet and greets and hot giveaways. The events also feature free customization stations where fans can add a unique laser printed design to their new shoes, such as a name, number, hometown or initials, or have them airbrushed by a graffiti artist (a $200 value!).
THE EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC! For free digital tickets to The Rise Challenge, download the Kmart app – each download scores access for four people.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th – DUNK COMPETITION & BASKETBALL SHOOT-OFF
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. RISE™ Challenge Parking Lot Event