As part of advertising for the NCAA Women’s Basketball, people across the country dribble to work in preparation for the announcement of the teams that will make it into the NCAA Tournament. Fans of basketball take their dribble skills to the test and dribble their way to work. People post videos online and have a good time with friends and all of this leads up to the hype for support of your favorite teams as they reach for the finals. In honor of this day, let’s all grab a basketball and learn about the history of Dribble to Work Day!
History of Dribble to Work Day
Dribble to Work Day started as an anticipated event advertised by the NCAA Women’s Basketball League to ramp up excitement for “Selection Monday”, where judges reveal their selections for the top four women’s college basketball teams to make the cut for the NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament. This holiday, organized by the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission back in 2015, has had people all over post on their social media videos of them “dribbling” to work in excitement.
During that year, the hashtag #WFFDribble was used, and the person with the most creative video was selected by the Local Organizing Committee to take their first shot at the NCAA Women’s Final Four court at Amalie Arena. According to The Business of Sports, the first year of this holiday proved to be successful, as this day had active coverage by three local television stations, nearly 700 social media posts using #WFFDribble, and resulted in nearly 5 million social media impressions. This holiday has since been running for the past few years, as the NCAA tracks the progress of the women’s basketball teams in their goal to make it to the finals. Each year depends upon these teams, as locations for the NCAA Women’s Final Four differ each year.
How to celebrate Dribble to Work Day
If you love playing basketball and find going to work boring, then why not dribble to work? You can dribble on the sidewalk, across the street, to the subway, to the bus station, anywhere! As long as you’re going to work, then why not have fun while going there? You can do this any day to keep up the exercise, but this day is just an excuse to go out and have fun with a basketball. So, show your support for women’s basketball by practicing your dribbling, or just dribble for fun. If you don’t have a basketball, then buy one, because how else would you dribble?