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FREE Toronto Raptors Tailgate In Maple Leaf Square #TipOffTailgate


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Remember when the Toronto Maple Leafs started their season in October Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) hosted a FREE tail-gate party for Leafs Nation? Well it looks like MLSE has decided to do the same for Raptors fans who have been waiting patiently for the start of the 2011-1012 NBA season which was delayed until now due to a strike. The hashtag where you can find the chatter about the event is #TipOffTailgate (although this may change tomorrow morning, make sure you check the @Raptors account Wednesday morning).

I found out about this shindig via a tweet from @RealSports which you too can find here. That is also where I found the flyer with all the details you see below. I love how they are being uber-attentive to details making sure that we all know the event is going to be heated even though it is in Maple Leaf Square (which is outdoors).

The party will include:

  • FREE refreshments
  • FREE food
  • Prizes
  • The official mascot: The Raptor 
  • The Raptors Dance Pak
  • Alumni(I assume this means former Raptor players and am interested to see who this ends up being…the team is only in its 17th season after all.)
  • 9ft Ice Sculpture

The food is listed as being “Raptors Chili,” “Slam Dunk Mac & Cheese,” Hot Dogs, and Smoke’s Poutinerie (@Poutinerie). Sounds delicious!

The prizes I know about will include: A pair of season seats, signed jersey & basketballs, $100 Real Sports Gift Card, $250 @e11evenToronto Gift Card, and more!

I think it is safe to assume my friends from @RTZfans aka the Toronto Raptors Tweet Zone who I hung out with last season will be there especially as they retweeted the Real Sports tweet about the party earlier today (see the retweet here).

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 Raptors logo taken from Tailgate Party flyer found on Raptors website here.

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