New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
“Ninety-six percent of dropouts in 14 school districts in seven regions of the nation were NOT participating in activities programs.” - National Federation of State High School Associations
The connection between youth athletics and improved academic performance has been proven again and again - basketball social network, Dunkdog.com is taking that correlation to the next level by creating an online space for players to connect with one another and offer positive encouragement through a series of features including achievement tracking, giving props and interactive chats.
“This truly is the Facebook of Basketball - Interaction at this level enables members to make fans, build relationships, connect with mentors, and down the road, may lead to obtaining a college scholarship,” said Gabe Corchiani, Dunkdog.com founder, and 40 year basketball veteran (as player and coach). “Ours is a social media site with targeted content aimed at skill building both on and off the court.”
To ramp-up the social networking aspect, the site awards members with Bones for referrals, as contest prizes, and for completion of simple tasks around the site. There is also a free game app coming soon. Players, coaches, parents and fans can sign up free at Dunkdog.com