After its failed bid to make it to the Guinness World Record on Sunday, Go For Gold hopes to gather enough basketball enthusiasts in its effort to establish a new record for the most number of people dribbling simultaneously.
“Hindi nagpapatalo ang Pilipino. Uulitin natin ito hanggang makuha natin,’’ said Go For Gold’s Jeremy Go after missing the record at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City.
Though they just gathered just close to 4,000 dribblers, Go said the event was still successful, stressing that its main goal is to provide free sports equipment to the schools down to the barangays.
“We still achieved our goal,’’ said Go, also the vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing & Logistics Corporation, the prime mover behind the Go For Gold project.
“Those 4,000 people will bring those balls sa mga bahay at barangays nila, at hindi lang isang tao ang makikinabang dyan. Hopefully after this, more people will play the game,” added Go.
Over two hundred national athletes from triathlon, skateboarding, sepak takraw, wrestling, cycling, volleyball, basketball, chess, canoe-kayak and dragonboat arrived in support of GFG’s bid.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines, especially the Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force, also came in full force along with the Philippine National Police during the event that featured Scratch it! brand ambassadors Nadine Lustre and Sam Concepcion.