Calling all aspiring mascots, gymnasts and performers: The Phoenix Suns are seeking energetic and athletic performers to audition for the 2011-12 Verve Sol Patrol entertainment team. Auditions will be Sept. 17 with registration beginning at 10 a.m. on the practice court of US Airways Center.

Verve Sol Patrol is the Suns elite entertainment team which performs high-flying, acrobatic dunks and interactive activities at Suns home games. In addition to performing at Suns home games, the group has also entertained crowds in the Las Vegas State Farm USA Basketball Challenge and the China Basketball Challenge in Guangzhou, China. Members of the team also performed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Prior to auditions, it is highly recommended that each interested candidate attend one or more prep classes in order to fully prepare for the audition process. At each of the prep classes, participants will be taught how to perform acrobatic dunks.


Prep classes will be:

· 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 on the practice court at US Airways Center

Candidates must be 18 or older to participate, have a high school diploma or GED and bring a non-returnable photo and resume.


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