Even though basketball season doesn't start until late October, the sound of dribbling could be heard all over UNC’s campus Sunday morning.
The UNC men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with many other UNC athletes, participated in the Dribble for Victory Over Cancer event. The event was held in collaboration with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. This year’s event raised over $50,000 towards childhood cancer research.
Sunday marked the second Dribble for Victory Over Cancer event held at UNC. The main event is a one-mile walk around campus, where UNC athletes dribble basketballs alongside young children and families affected by childhood cancer.
Bonnie Lattimore, director of strategic partnerships at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, graduated from UNC in 2005. As an alumna, she said that it was special to bring this cause to her former campus.
Dribble for Victory Over Cancer started in 2008 as a collaboration with UCLA and St. John's University and has since expanded to other campuses, including UNC and Duke.
Before the dribble, North Carolina athletes were available for pictures, pick-up games and conversation at Carmichael Arena.