The National Basketball Association (NBA) had announced the launch of the first Dribble-a-thon League in India, a basketball challenge event involving participants over six years of age dribbling basketball during a one-kilometre course. Basketball fans in Pink City will experience a fun competition on March 8, when this unique tournament will take place on the grounds of Rajasthan University, JLN Marg, Bapunagar, Jaipur.
The event that began on February 29 in Chandigarh witnessed the registration of more than 4,000 participants. According to the organizers, 3500 registrations have been done for Jaipur stage till Tuesday, and since there are still four days left for the event, Jaipur is expected to surpass Chandigarh in terms of stage registration.
People can also login to the official dribble-a-thon website to register for free, as there is no fee to participate in this program. To register, you can log in at nbdribbleathon.com. Registration for this has already begun. To enhance the experience, Bollywood actress and anchor, Shibani Dandekar will engage with fans on the ground.
NBA India Managing Director Rajesh Sethi stated "Dribble-a-thon is kind of a dribble marathon where you run along with the basketball and the purpose is to celebrate the game. It's a unique way to get closer to the fans and people who follow the game and build awareness. We launched Dribble-a-thon to promote basketball participation in a fun and unique way. With the increasing popularity of basketball and the NBA across India, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage with our fans."
In addition to the challenge on the court, ten lucky contestants from each city will be randomly selected and gifted a smartphone. The dribble-a-thon will also provide an exciting fan experience, including basketball arcade games, NBA 2K competitions and other exhilarating entertainment programs.
To launch the event, the NBA will unveil a 16-Foot Basketball that will travel from Chandigarh to all cities where the dribble-a-thon will be held. Participants and fans from all cities will have the opportunity to write a message on the ball to connect with each other and express what basketball means to them.