Play Basketball Day
Basketball, a more than 100-year-old game, offers the opportunity for everyone, kids and adults, to get involved in a great game for both exercise and fun.
Play Basketball Day was established in memory of James Naismith. It is December 2, the birth date of James Naismith. James Naismith, a Canadian man who came to Massachusetts in order to teach physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, was born on December 2.
Naismith is a teacher, coach, and chaplain. He was challenged to create a game that could also be played indoors in winter. Naismith created a game in which fruit baskets were placed on the balcony and children were encouraged to toss soccer balls into them.
Naismith invented the term “basketball”, in 1891. The creator of basketball’s rules, Naismith, had already created the book that included thirteen different rules. The first basketball game was held in public that year. Soon after, the YMCA started advertising the game worldwide.
The first national basketball leagues and associations were formed. By the time James Naismith died in 1939, the Olympics included it as an official sport.
Play Basketball Day offers many ways to enjoy and celebrate.
Play Basketball Day starts with getting out your basketball and heading over to shoot some hoops. This is the best time to have fun playing basketball, whether it’s at a local park, where you can play a pick-up game, or at a regular game at a local recreation centre.
A party is a great way to celebrate Play Basketball Day! You can host a party with a basketball theme that features basketball decorations and music playlists that are inspired by sports.
You can make cupcakes or sugar cookies that look like basketballs, and decorate them with black frosting and orange. You can also make a fruit pizza that looks like a basketball by topping it with blueberries and mandarin oranges.
Play Basketball Day can be celebrated in a variety of ways. One way is to watch other players play basketball in these movies.
It’s a great month to be close to the court to watch B-ball. You can either go to the local high school or college basketball game, or you could try and score tickets for a professional game to celebrate Play Basketball Day.
Even if you don’t feel like getting out, you can still watch a game on TV or the internet. You can watch it live or you could record a classic game filled with sportsmanship. Play Basketball Day is a great way to see some of these classic games.