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Mill Rats Launch All New Website

October 1, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Saint John Riptide News Release

(Saint John, NB): The Saint John Mill Rats are pleased to announce that their brand new website has gone live at: www.millratsbasketball.ca.

The new website is designed to give fans a better, cleaner experience looking up information on the team. Its part of a new chain of sites being implemented by the National Basketball League of Canada.

"We are adding new elements to the new site daily and new features, but its got a great look and feel and will showcase our sponsors really well," said Mill Rats President & General Manager Ian McCarthy.

The will be integrated into a new webstreaming platform based on technology from www.sportslive24.net. The new platform will allow real time and archived viewing of NBL Canada games, and real time fan clipping of highlights for distribution virally on social media.

#1000REASONS CAMPAIGN

The Mill Rats launched the #1000Reasons campaign in July with the goal of 1,000 new season ticket holders. The Mill Rats are proud to announce that we are just about 1/3rd of the way to our goal! The push is not over however!

"We need our season ticket holders from years 1/2/3, and first-timers, to all come down to the Mill Rats Fan Zone or the Harbour Station Box Office (or call 506-657-1234), and buy their season tickets for the upcoming season and encourage others," stated Mill Rats Director of Sales Julia Higgins. "This is a community push and we want Harbour Station to rock this season, and to lead the league in attendance!"

Here are some of the fans' sentiments posted regarding the #1000Reasons thus far :

"The Mill Rats are great for Saint John because we are all about bringing home the championship....we have done it with other sports we will definitely do it with this sport and team.....go Mill Rats go!!! Awesome team!"

"In not so great times, they give the community a reason to cheer TOGETHER and SUPPORT each other! - That's My Saint John Mill Rats Team!"

"The Mill Rats give the community a chance to get involved with athletics and stay active! This team gives young athletes a reason to join a sport and get physically active. They are great representatives of this city and surrounding communities!!!"

"The Mill Rats are a great inspiration for the kids and parents of the city, dreams can come true and they can achieve their dreams if you work hard just like your team All your charity work is a fantastic asset to the city and we thank you for that!! Go Mill Rats!!!"

"I think they are right for Saint John because the city is in the building stage, i know its hard times now, but people can forget about that when they watch the Mill Rats do their hard work out each weekend and week out, I enjoy my time that i get out to HS and the Mill Rats bring Saint John more events and things to do."

"We never realize how good something is until we lose it. I hope that doesn't happen with the Mill Rats. The games are all competitive, exciting, and the players feed off the excitement of the fans. We should be filling Harbour Station . Come on Saint John."

"The games are great for the whole family and it gives the community something to cheer about!! Also allows our youth to have role models to look up to right here in Saint John for a local sports teams!!!!! Go Mill Rats!!! We love the games and go often!!"

"Saint John Mill Rats are Grrrrreat for Saint John!!!! They are such a positive influence on our kids here. The impact they have had through their charity work, their visits to schools and sports and sports organizations, is priceless!"

"They make it easy for people, young and old, to get involved in basketball !!! whether it be a basketball camp for kids or a summer league for adults !!! And they give the city something to cheer for and be proud of !!! Basketball is awesome !!! Go Mill Rats !!!!!"

"The Mill Rats have resurrected the sport of basketball for our youth and youthful minded. The players and staff are integrated into our communities by volunteering, fundraising and inspiring others to do the same. It is time for Saint John to repay the Mill Rats by attending more games to ensure that they can continue to inspire us for years to come."

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