- Dribble, Dish & Swish encourages youth participation and emphasizes both fitness elements and basketball competition.
- Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 competed in three different age groups, challenging their fitness level in a fun and competitive environment.
- More than 37,000 youth competed at the local level with the hopes of advancing to one of eight regional competitions.
- The top competitors in each market faced off to become one of 12 National Finalists.
- The twelve (12) finalists won an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals in Dallas, Texas for NBA All-Star 2010.
- The finalists represented (7) NBA/WNBA markets including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix.
Participants are tested on their shooting abilities at three different shooting stations.
- Opening Lay-Up
- Shot from the foul line
- Final Lay-Up
Participants must speed dribble through two different sets of cones.
From a designated passing spot, participants must pass and receive the basketball from a passing coach.
What The Press Is Saying
What The Participants Are Saying
"I had a great time. I got to see what NBA life was all about."
- Jordan Hunter, Dribble, Dish & Swish National Champion
"I walked away from this event having a much stronger appreciation for the NBA and its commitment to charity and promoting youth fitness. There are a lot of good people doing great things behind the scenes that most of us never see."
- Troy Dowell, Father of Dribble, Dish & Swish National Champion Tenley Dowell
"It was just an amazing experience for me to be a part of. They went beyond the call of what we anticipated."
- Robert Walker, La Porte, Indiana