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Pickup Vision Award Presented to “Basketball Cop”

"Basketball Cop" Bobby White became famous when he was called out to a noise disturbance in Gainesville, FL, only to find out that the noise was kids playing basketball in the street.  Instead of clearing the kids away, he joined them and, when he left, promised to come back with ...

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Pickup the Ball Celebrated at Court in Block Loj

In the zone of Jeremie, Haiti known as Block Loj, where a tournament sponsored by Pickup the Ball was held this past weekend, the players painted the Pickup the Ball logo on the court.  Pickup the Ball is excited to have their logo featured so prominently where the Haitians of ...

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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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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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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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Pickup the Ball Featured in the News, Atilus Blog

Pickup the Ball appeared in the News-Press this morning, thanks to internet marketing and web development firm, Atilus who not only designed and developed this web site, but issued a press release about it.  We appreciate the opportunity presented by the News-Press mention of our organization. After the article came out, ...

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Why Pickup Basketball?

You may wonder why there would be an organization centered on pickup basketball.  I mean, what about organizations feeding the hungry or taking care of orphans?  What about all those diseases we need to get rid of?  All the abuse of people and animals in this world? I agree!  Those organizations ...

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New Basketball Project at Lions Park Launched

In conjunction with the City of Fort Myers, Pickup the Ball is working to replace the backboards and rims at Lions Park in Fort Myers. Lions Park is situated along Route 41, just north of the downtown campus of Lee Memorial Hospital.  The court is well lit, and has great visibility ...

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