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Go For Gold eyes Guinness mark

by Waylon Galvez

Go For Gold hopes to shine brightest on July when it bids to set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of people dribbling simultaneously.

The venue will be at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Concert Grounds in Pasay City where some 10,000 dribblers will be invited in hopes of breakings the record currently held by Palestine.

“Being a SEA Games year, we want to be able to encourage a lot of Filipinos to be active in supporting sports and our national athletes,’’ said Jeremy Go during the press conference at the SMX in MOA.

GUINESS RECORD: Jay Montelibano of VIVA Entertainment, John Roa and Jeremy Go, project head and vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing & Logistics Corporation during the press launching of the Go For Gold Philippines which is out to break the Guinness World Record for most people dribbling basketballs simultaneously. Go For Gold is aiming for at least 10,000 dribblers during the July 21 event at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. (MB photo | Ali Vicoy)

GUINESS RECORD: Jay Montelibano of VIVA Entertainment, John Roa and Jeremy Go, project head and vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing & Logistics Corporation during the press launching of the Go For Gold Philippines which is out to break the Guinness World Record for most people dribbling basketballs simultaneously. Go For Gold is aiming for at least 10,000 dribblers during the July 21 event at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. (MB photo | Ali Vicoy)

“We believe that this will be a good way to bring buzz and excitement to kick start our country’s program,” added Go, the vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing & Logistics Corporation, the prime mover behind the Go For Gold project.

Back in July 32, 2010, Palestine set the record for most people dribbling a basketball simultaneously with 7,556 participants during an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Rafah, Gaza Strip.

This time, Go said that the event is being supported by the International Basketball Federation or FIBA, which recently formed a partnership with Go For Gold to encourage more Filipinos to support the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in the coming Fiba World Cup in China on Aug. 31-Sept. 15.

Also invited to join the effort are the national athletes from various national sports association under the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission in support for the country’s 30th Southeast Asian Games hosting later this year.

Scratch it! brand ambassadors Nadine Lustre and Sam Concepcion will be there to energize the basketball-crazed multitude as well as music artists Karencitta and John Roa together with This Band and Allmost.

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