There will be an extra incentive for the FIBA 3X3 World Tour, which comes to Mexico City as $100 will be donated to charity for every dunk.
The event, which began today was under question due to the earthquake that rocked the city, two weeks ago. Organisers though decided to go ahead with the tournament with 14 teams competing in the capital.
“Following the tragic earthquake, which hit Mexico on September 19, FIBA thoroughly discussed the relevance of holding the event this year with the local authorities and their willingness to bring their support to the people of Mexico,” a statement from FIBA said.
“The Mexican Red Cross is an NGO affiliated with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and has been one of the most active groups taking part in earthquake recovery and rescue efforts.”
The Mexico City have already beaten neighbours Mexico South 22-11 but followed that with a disappointing 22-17 loss to wildcat qualifiers Hamamatsu of Japan.