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Go For Gold tries to break Guinness World Record in dribbling


MANILA – Go For Gold Philippines is ready to show the world that the Filipino basketball community is capable of achieving when it attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people dribbling simultaneously.

Jeremy Go, godfather of Go For Gold, said at least 10,000 dribblers will be invited during the July 22 record-shattering attempt at the Mall of Asia concert grounds in Pasay City.

“Being in the SEA Games year, we want to be able to encourage a lot of Filipinos to be active in supporting our national athletes,” Go said during a press conference on Thursday.

The Philippines will be hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games from November 30 to December 11 this year.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is supporting the objective as part of the partnership Go For Gold formed with Fiba to encourage more Filipinos to support the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team in the coming Fiba World Cup in China from August 31 to September 15, 2019.

The national athletes from various national sports associations (NSAs) have also been invited to join the effort in support for the country’s hosting of 30th SEA Games.

Players, coaches and team officials from various Philippine Basketball Association and Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League ballclubs are anticipated to also join the record-breaking attempt.

The most number of people dribbling a basketball simultaneously was 7,556 in an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine on July 22, 2010. (PR)