The French Open 3×3 from Thursday in Reims

From Thursday 21 July to Saturday 23 July, Reims will host the largest French 3×3 basketball event, in Porte de Mars. In parallel with the matches between the best players of the French circuit, Caisse d’Epargne, an important partner of the event, will offer many activities such as initiations to 3×3, freestyle basketball, parkour or even breaking demonstrations. The chance for the bank to once again demonstrate the strong ties that connect it to these urban sports as the Paris 2024 Games approach, of which it is a Premium partner.

Lovers of thrills under the baskets will be delighted! This weekend, Reims will become the stronghold of 3×3 basketball. Since May last year, France’s best women’s and men’s teams have been competing for the Open Plus of the Superleague 3×3, the circuit dedicated to the discipline. The best of them won their ticket to the final event, the French Open.

They therefore play for 3 days, from Thursday to Saturday, the most prestigious national tournament to determine who will be the best women’s and men’s team of the season. The competitions promise to be fought especially fiercely every year with a higher level and physical and tactical density. The bronze medal of the French men’s team and the title of World Champion won by the players of the French women’s team a month ago showed this brilliantly. Sacred with the Blue, Laëtitia Guapo could not miss the meeting in Reims and will therefore be present. This event is intended to be festive, open to all and interactive: in addition to the show offered by the 32 teams involved, initiations will be offered to the public throughout the weekend.

Breaking into the spotlight again

Like every year, the final of the Superleague 3×3 is interrupted by breakdance shows with the best French dancers thanks to Caisse d’Epargne. Indeed, the Caisse d’Epargne supports the Blacklist collective since 2020, present in Reims with some of these most promising athletes and members of the French team: Carlota Dudek (supported by the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC), Kimie Alvarez and his brother Marlone (supported by Caisse d’Epargne Hauts de France). They all dream of participating in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and are supported in their approach by the bank, which wants to take them to the highest level.
Initiations are also offered to the public on Friday and Saturday (from 11 a.m. to 12 noon).

Through its presence and involvement in the Open de France 3×3, Caisse d’Epargne continues an action started in 2019 to contribute to the development and influence of 3×3 basketball. With the support of the French Basketball Federation, Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the French teams, the bank is present at all of the sport’s landmark events, such as its involvement in the ‘Caisse d’Epargne FIBA ​​​​​​3×3 Europe Cup’, the European Championships held in Paris last year.

In addition to pooling and structuring the French high level, the Caisse d’Epargne aims to encourage the practice of the greatest number. For example, it participates in the ‘Plan Infra FFBB’, an initiative aimed at the renovation or construction of land throughout France. More than 65 basketball courts have already been built or programmed. In order to participate in a better coexistence and to bring the public together, an artist is assigned to each project to carry out the design of these new installations. The street artist L’Atlas had thus participated in the decoration of the very first site of the ‘Paris Infraplan’, in the 13e arrondissement of Paris in 2021, others followed.

In this desire to strengthen ties with contemporary artists and encourage the emergence of new talent, Caisse d’Epargne launched a graphic design competition early this year. Objective ? Suggest young people under 30 to renew the graphic universe of Caisse d’Epargne, linked to 3×3 basketball. The winner will also be announced during this Open de France 3×3, Saturday 21 July at 4.20 pm. Something to add to the show, on and off the pitch, and guarantee every spectator three days rich in intensity and sporting emotion.© Tony Voisin / FFBB© Juliette Pavy / Caisse d’Epargne

Open de France 3×3 program and animations of the
Caisse d’Epargne Grand Est Europe

Every day from 10 am to 8 pm, games and distribution of goodies will take place on the Caisse d’Epargne stand

Thursday 21 July :
13:00 – 22:00 : Qualifiers – central ground and additional ground.

friday 22 july :
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. : Discovery of basketball 3 x 3 – annex country
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. : Introduction to Parkour + freestyle + breakdance – annex country
2 pm – 4 pm: Presence of the mascot in the stands and close to the breakdance ground
3 pm – 10 pm: Group Stage Qualification + Blacklist Demonstration – midfield.

Saturday July 23 :
9.00 – 12.00 hrs: Colloquium of coaches of 3 x 3 basketball teams, on the central field11 a.m. – 12 noon: Parkour initiation + freestyle basketball + breakdance – annex country
14:00 – 16:00 at the booth:
– Presence of Champagne Basket players and their mascot, for an autograph session and distribution of their calendar for the season
– break dance demonstration
2pm – 10pm midfield:
– Final stages of the tournament
– Revelation, by the Caisse d’Epargne Grand Est Europe, of the winner of the graphic competition launched with the Center Pompidou – Metz
– Breaking shows with Blacklist
– MVP Awards Ceremony

Photo: Laetitia Guapo (FIBA)

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