The New York Knicks have teamed up with Boost Mobile to create a mobile tour that serves as a focal point of the team's community efforts. The two entities are partnering on a Boost Mobile Knicks Groove Truck grassroots initiative that brings the excitement of Knicks basketball to the local community and private events.
The Knicks Groove Truck is a branded box truck equipped with televisions and basketball hoops built into the side, that travels throughout the city hosting basketball clinics, skill competitions, XBOX 360 game tournaments, and free throw and 3-Point shooting contests for fans to enjoy. All participants who engage with the Groove Truck's offerings can win Knicks-branded premium items, tickets, merchandise, and more. The Knicks plan to take the vehicle to 100+ events, including street fairs, festivals, schools, basketball tournaments, and private parties.
Boost Mobile signed on as the Official Wireless Telecommunications Partner of the New York Knicks in October 2010 and are leveraging their marketing partnership in the community (Groove Truck, player appearances at retail, March to the Garden 3-on-3 tournament, Knicks poetry slam, Knicks Bowl) as well as in-arena with a Boost Mobile Celebrity Row initiative that features Knicks reporter Jill Martin interviewing celebrities seated courtside for games at the Garden. Knicks fans and Boost customers can win opportunities to experience Boost Mobile Celebrity Row and win chances to receive A-list treatment.
Check out some photos of the truck below. The Knicks did a really nice job teaming up with SkinzWraps to wrap the vehicle and include details about their social media offerings on the back door. The Knicks truly understand the power of social media!