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Pickup the Ball Featured on Mission’s Motos

Haiti Bible Mission, in Jeremie, Haiti, are our partners.  The mission has a director, Mark Stocklande, and a staff of Haitian guys who take care of the grounds, provide security, lead projects, and minister to other Haitians.  They are amazing guys, they are loyal....and they get around mostly by moto.  ...

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Basketball More than a Game

If you want to know what basketball is, go to Wikipedia.  If you want to know what it means - to Joseph from Blasdell, NY, and countless other players - check out this essay written back in 2010.  It does a great job of explaining why basketball is not just ...

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Powerful Prose about the Power of Pickup

Follow this link to a great, short essay about the power of pickup basketball, brought to you by Adam from Danbury, Connecticut back in 2005.  Follow this link to read it on ThisIBelieve.org.

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FGCU Athletics Donates Shirts and Shorts to Haiti

FGCU has generously donated over 600 items of clothing for Pickup the Ball to take to Haiti.  Included are jerseys and shorts which will be able to be used for the players using the recently renovated basketball court (see story here).  Shirts and short of all sizes will give adults ...

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Dedrick King Douglas: Pickup Player, Poet

“Pick up” By: Dedrick King Douglas Back when I was a boy I had a friend named Mark. We hung out after school We played ball in the park.   Mark and I made a pact To always play on the same team. We’ve always stuck together Like Magic Johnson and Kareem.   But they’d only pick you if you were fast And ...

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