Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to Welcome Philadelphia 76ers Legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving to Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Philadelphia

Will Autograph Pre-Purchased Bottles of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

Mar 13, 2014, 09:32 ET from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius Erving, the legendary star of the Philadelphia 76ers, four-time MVP and inventor of the slam dunk, will sign pre-purchased bottles of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky and Crown Royal Maple from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store, 180 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia, 19123.

During his playing career, Erving modernized professional basketball by making above-the-rim play an essential part of the game. His resume is extraordinary – multiple championships, multiple MVP awards, multiple all-star team selections and multiple scoring titles in both the National Basketball Association, NBA, and the American Basketball Association, ABA. He was ranked #43 on ESPN's list of Top 50 Athletes of the 20th Century.

In 1976, Dr. J. joined the 76ers leading the team to an NBA title in 1983. The sixth-highest scorer in NBA/ABA history with 30,036 points, Dr. J. was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, 750 mL, is available at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores for $24.99, $3 off the retail price. Crown Royal Maple, 750 mL, is available for $23.99, also $3 off the listed price. A complimentary tasting is available for those 21 and older.

Media interested in interviewing Dr. J. should contact the PLCB Office of External Affairs for more information.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
180 West Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Media contact: Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board