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Donation Caps Off Dinner with LCSO

Pickup the Ball Teammates were looking forward to a fun evening of mentoring and dinner at Jing Du Japanese Buffet in Fort Myers, but weren't expecting what happened after they started eating. The dinner, sponsored by Sheriff Mike Scott, was attended by five sheriffs, each sitting and talking to 3 or 4 ...

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Make a Big Impact With a Small Sponsorships

In the world I came from, my charitable money was always welcome - but if I wanted to be recognized as a sponsor, I had to cough up the big money. Not the case at Pickup the Ball. You can have a big impact on the daily lives of our Teammates at ...

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New Hoops for Pine Manor

Pickup the Ball has partnered with the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise to address a need recently identified: two basketball hoops outside the community center at Pine Manor, an underserved community in Lee County, were in bad shape.  They were in such bad shape that it is unclear how ...

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FGCU Soccer Donates Shoes for Haiti

Soccer Coach Bob Butehorn contacted Pickup the Ball last week to come get over 20 pairs of shoes of all sizes to send to Haiti.  These shoes will go to kids and adults who not only walk around all day with no shoes, but play soccer with no shoes. Coach Butehorn, ...

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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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