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Tournament with Law Enforcement a Success

The First Annual Pickup the Ball vs. Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament was a big success, bringing together The Lee County Sheriff's Office, Fort Myers Police Department, and Pickup the Ball Teammates for a full day of games showing the community that good relationships between the community and law enforcement can be built. The ...

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Tournament with Law Enforcement Becomes Community-Wide Event

What first was discussed as a friendly game between Pickup the Ball and the Lee County Sheriff's Office has become a community-wide event.  Tomorrow - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, will be the First annual Pickup the Ball vs. Law Enforcement Tournament. The amount of time the LCSO has put into this ...

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Tournament Promoted by Sheriff

The upcoming Pickup the Ball vs. Law Enforcement tournament was promoted this morning on WINK News.  The tournament, a double elimination tournament between two teams from Pickup the Ball and two teams from law enforcement, will be held at the Stars Complex. https://youtu.be/a75vKjc0QiM  

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Pickup the Ball Sponsors Basketball Tournament in Haiti

For the second year in a row, Pickup the Ball has teamed with Haiti Bible Mission to bring the biggest tournament of the year to Jérémie, Haiti.  Our logo is featured prominently at the court, reminding the people of Jérémie of our strong bond. In 2014, the Tournament was held in ...

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Media Training Opportunity Embraced

David Phipps of Elite Broadcasting Network met with Teammates at the Crossover Youth Center to discuss opportunities in the field of broadcasting for athletic events.  Teammates got to experience interviewing and being interviewed, and saw other aspects of what goes into broadcasting a game.  These Teammates will get the opportunity to ...

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News-Press Reports on Police Forum

The News-Press reported on the event jointly sponsored by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and Pickup the Ball.  Thanks to the News-Press for an excellent story!  See the story online, or in a pdf format.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 - What Am I? - A political conversation, @ Crossover Youth Center *Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 - Haiti Meeting Monday, May 2, 2016, 8:00-9:30 - President/Vice President Planning Meeting, @ Tarpon Street Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 - Kickoff for Entrepreneur Network, @ FGCU Monday, May 9, ...

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Open Forum with Sheriff’s Department Helps Bridge Gaps

Pickup the Ball Teammates and other participants attended the second visit with the Lee County Sheriff's Office tonight, an open forum designed to increase understanding between young men in the Fort Myers area and the police.  Participants enjoyed pizza and some opening words from Sheriff Mike Scott before diving into ...

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FCA Addresses Local Leaders

Pickup the Ball sponsored a luncheon today, at the offices of Studio+ in Fort Myers, to increase awareness of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a national organization that provides mentorship to young athletes through the schools and sports teams.  Local for profit and not-for-profit organizations were represented, including other community ...

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Magic Johnson commits $100,000 to support the Quality Life Center at Pickup the Ball fundraiser

  At a press conference at the Quality Life Center this evening, Magic Johnson announced that he would be contributing $100,000 to the Quality Life Center's efforts to sustain its programs in the Fort Myers community. The anouncement was completely unexpected and took both Quality Life Center's Abdul Haq Muhammed, pictured on ...

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