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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 2:10 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2009

Final Four: 4,000 bounce for joy at Detroit 'Dribble'

Associated Press

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Ericia Enriques, 10, left, Araceli Cruz, 4, second from left, Arianna Bonilla, 12, (with yellow hood) Alexandra Lopez, 8, center, and Dominique Lopez, 11, all of Detroit, participate in the NCAA Final Four Dribble in Detroit.

AP PHOTO | Detroit Free Press, Mandi Wright

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DETROIT Call it the Big Bounce Theory.

Organizers say about 4,000 people participated Sunday in the NCAA Final Four Dribble in downtown Detroit.

Participants armed with free black basketballs faked left and right, between their legs and behind their backs as they dribbled down city streets from Comerica Park to Cobo Center. Children ages 18 and under were given the free basketballs.

Kurt Kosmowski, spokesman for the Detroit Local Organizing Committee, tells the Detroit Free Press that once the event is certified he believes it will set a Guinness World Records mark.

Kosmowski said 3,500 people pre-registered for the event, which drew about 2,000 people at last year's Final Four in San Antonio.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com