Not every Australian got a chance to be part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship run last season the way Matthew Dellavedova did. Australian food company UP&GO however, has given Aussies a chance to be like Delly and own a part of NBA history.
This month, UP&GO is giving away a NBA championship ring. The 10kt gold ring –which features 159 diamonds totalling 2.5 carats– displays the Cavs’ logo in the signature colours of wine and gold, and is a replica of the one the 2015/16 Cleveland Cavaliers received in a ceremony on 25 October, on their 2016-17 season opener against the New York Knicks at home.
“We’re thrilled to be the first to offer an Aussie basketball fan the opportunity to win a replica of the NBA Championship ring,” Daniel Derrick, GM of Marketing for UP&GO shared. “As the official breakfast of the NBA, UP&GO is able to provide Australian basketball fanatics access to the NBA no other Australian brand can.
“The NBA Championship ring is a coveted prize for the NBA players and is not available to be purchased by anyone, so this truly is a one-of-a-kind competition.”
The left shoulder of the ring features an artistic representation of the Cleveland skyline distinguished by landmarks including the iconic Terminal Tower and the Detroit-Superior Bridge. The ‘LII’ under the bridge symbolises the 52 years since Cleveland’s last major sports championship as water under the bridge.
Australia Day celebration with the Cavs
UP&GO has continued to inject an Australian presence into the NBA, most particularly with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. Australia Day was celebrated with the Cavaliers playing the Timberwolves, Delly addressing the home crowd that night, and having an excellent night on the court, recording 18 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.
The Australia NBA Trophy Tours
UP&GO also held an NBA Trophy Tour in August, allowing Aussie NBA fans in Melbourne an opportunity to catch Delly live at Federation Square, when the hometown hero brought the Larry O’Brien trophy back.
The Australia trophy tour started with pioneers Aron Baynes and Patty Mills, who won championship rings with the Spurs in the 2013/14 season, and had their tour with Lazza back in 2014.
Australia would have had three years of trophy tours if Andrew Bogut –who was part of the 2014/15 Golden State Warriors championship square– had managed to bring Larry back in 2015, but conflicting schedules ultimately did not allow the event to happen.
Championship ring contest details
The promotion –which is exclusive to Australian residents– is yet another milestone in the flourishing partnership between UP&GO and the NBA.
Just like how lucky Aussies Shaun W and Jeffrey W won a trip to the Cavaliers’ opening night recently, UP&GO has been delivering, when it comes to giving Aussie fans unprecedented access to one of the world’s most watched sports and its superstar players.
If you’d like to be in the running and win a Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2015/16 NBA Championship ring, visit the UP&GO Facebook page from 18th to 21st Dec, and comment “UP&GO Bling it On” on the competition post to be in with a chance of winning something historic.