Dribble to Work Day
on Selection Monday (since 2015)
Awareness & Advocacy
Fun & Games
Work & Career
In 2015, the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee, Tampa Bay Sports Commission, and NCAA organized the first Dribble to Work Day, with the goal of celebrating and raising awareness for the NCAA Women's Final Four. Dribble to Work Day takes place each year on Selection Monday, the day when teams participating in the women's and men's NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament—also known as March Madness or The Big Dance—are selected. Celebrants of Dribble to Work Day dribble basketballs to work, taking a video or photos while doing so and sharing them on social media.
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, the annual college basketball tournament for women, began during the 1981–1982 season. The AIAW tournament preceded it, beginning in 1972. Both the NCAA and AIAW held championships for the 1981–1982 season, but the AIAW folded the following year. Interest and attendance in the women's tournament accelerated after 2003, the year the date of the championship game was moved to the day after the men's championship. The tournament's bracket consists of champions from all the Division 1 conferences as well as teams chosen by the NCAA selection committee based on rankings, win-loss records, and other data.
How to Observe Dribble to Work Day
Celebrate by dribbling a basketball to work. Have someone take a video of you dribbling, and post it on social media with the hashtags #WFFDRIBBLE, #WFINALFOURDRIBBLE, or #DribbleToWorkDay. Other ways you could participate include watching a video from the first Dribble to Work Day, exploring the winners of the past NCAA Women's Final Four championships, making a plan to watch or attend this year's Women's Final Four, and checking if there are any contests being held—during the first celebration the Local Organizing Committee chose the person who made the most creative dribble video to take the first shot at the new NCAA Women's Final Four Court at Amalie Arena.