Dribble To Work Day

Every March 14th is observed as Dribble to Work Day. As one could probably tell by the name, it’s a holiday that’s specifically basketball-related. It’s a holiday that was first designed as a promotional event by NCAA Women’s Basketball to get more people interested in women’s basketball.

It’s a day for people to try to dribble a basketball to work, and many people who do this activity end up filming themselves doing it to share with friends, family members, and the internet. This is a day that not only raises people’s awareness about women’s basketball but it’s also fun and allows people to get a little bit more exercise.

The History of Dribble to Work Day

This holiday was first organized by the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, and NCAA Women’s Basketball around 2015. People were encouraged to dribble to work on this holiday, take a video of it, and then post it on social media using the hashtag #WFFDribble. Then the most creative video was selected, and they would get a chance to take a penalty shot at the NCAA Women’s Final Four Court at Amalie Arena.

Interesting Facts About Women’s Basketball

Since this holiday originated with NCAA Women’s Basketball, we thought we’d take the time to post some of the facts we found about women’s basketball below. Perhaps people can read them before they head off to celebrate Dribble to Work Day.

  • One of the first pro women’s basketball squads was a team known as the All-American Red Heads. It was founded in 1936.
  • Women’s basketball predates the 1930s, however. It goes all the way back to 1892 when women at Smith College began playing the game.
  • The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame opened in 1999. It’s located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • In 1901, a Women’s Basketball Rules Committee was created to make the rules of the sport more uniform.
  • For the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, 64 teams compete.
  • Although the WNBA regular season was supposed to expand in 2020 to 36 games (up from 34), it was actually shortened to 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Observing Dribble to Work Day

Celebrating this holiday can be fun, although we don’t think there are currently any prizes for dribbling to work, filming it, and then posting it online. Of course, this may change from year to year, so people should check to make sure. Most people just post the videos online using the hashtag #DribbleToWork because it’s fun.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 14 Tuesday