If you’re a New Jersey shore person, and a Sixers fan, you’re likely familiar with the Sixers’ annual Summer Shore Tour. If you’re not a shore person, allow the Sixers’ press release to explain:
PHILADELPHIA — JULY 30, 2018 — The Philadelphia 76ers announced today details for the five-stop Sixers Summer Shore Tour, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, from Aug. 21 - 25 in Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood, Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. The free five-day tour, which features stops for fans of all ages, continues the team’s 19-year tradition of visiting its fans at the Jersey Shore for summertime events. Sixers Summer Shore Tour, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, will feature Philadelphia 76ers players, alumni and the Sixers ENT, comprised of the Sixers Dunk Squad, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, Sixers Dancers, mascot Franklin and the Stixers.
Entry to the Sixers Summer Shore Tour is free. Food, beverages and Sixers Summer Shore Tour-branded merchandise will be available for purchase benefitting Sixers Youth Foundation. A limited number of free autograph vouchers for attending 76ers players and alumni will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis inside the Stone Harbor event.
I haven’t been to one of these events in a long time, and the one I have been to, I accidentally stumbled upon toward the end of the session while vacationing years ago. But it is a pretty fun time for any fan of the team, as you can get an opportunity to meet and speak with players, coaches and others involved with the franchise. Unfortunately, I’m not sure which players will be attending at this point in time, but the event is a nice precursor to get you back in the swing of things, get your Sixers/NBA fever up, as preseason approaches. If you frequent any of those shore points (Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon), it is definitely worth stopping by the Shore Tour as it is free to attend. And if you have kids, I highly recommend going. (And bringing your kids, of course.)