Ah, fall. Yellowing leaves adorn our yards, the air is crisp, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, and there’s an underlying excitement among the males in my house. It’s basketball season. (Cue annoying ESPN jingle.) Our 7-year-old has been groomed to love “the best time of the year” since he entered the world on Final Four weekend (a month early, no doubt, for the big game). Naturally, his birthday parties have always been basketball themed, and I’m sure he’ll show off his “360 slam dunk” in the basement again this year donning his #23 jersey and Air Jordans. (Sorry Larry.)
So, imagine our reaction when we saw an energetic runner at the Chicago Marathon a few weeks ago wowing the crowd by dribbling not one, but two(!) basketballs the entire 26.2 miles. Meet Doctor Dribble and the most brilliant strategy to raise public awareness and financial support for a charitable cause (at least in the eyes of the Marshes). Relatively new to the marathon scene, Doctor Dribble competes in races across the country to raise money and awareness for children who are underprivileged and/or overcoming traumatic experiences. Aptly scribed on Doctor Dribble’s website, “Basketball ignites passion and creates a world of hope.” Whether your next fitness goal is a 5K or a full marathon, consider making your miles more meaningful by partnering with Team Doctor Dribble’s Helping Hands. (Don’t worry, he does the dribbling.) Spread the word!