Rip City Remix hosts inaugural opening weekend
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - The Remix made their home debut at the University of Portland’s Chiles Center Friday, falling to the South Bay Lakers with a 114-110 final score.
On Saturday, the Remix faced off with the Ontario Clippers, who they lost to with a final score of 103-75.
“There’s been a lot of momentum and hard work from our small team to create and launch a team in record time,” said Hannah Grauert, President of the Rip City Remix. “Opening weekend is a historic moment for the franchise and for the city of Portland as we enter a new era of Rip City basketball and officially welcome the Remix to our community.”
To celebrate the historic weekend, all fans in attendance on Friday and Saturday received Remix-themed coasters to commemorate the franchise’s home debut. There was also exclusive opening weekend merchandise available including limited apparel created in collaboration with Portland Gear.
Fans at the arena heard the official Rip City Remix DJs mix music, part of the season program working to develop emerging DJ talent in Portland with mentor Portland Trailblazers DJ, DJ O.G. ONE.
The halftime performance on Friday featured a scrimmage by A1 Elite Basketball and a performance by Grant High School’s Royal Blues choir on Saturday.
Fans attending the games were asked to bring new unwrapped toys for donation for the FOX 12 Toy Drive and receive a buy one, get one voucher for game tickets to the Nov. 24 or the Nov. 26 game.
The Remix will have their first celebration night, “Salute to Service”, on Monday, November 20. The night will honor veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces as the Remix has a rematch with the Ontario Clippers.
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