Pickup the Ball lets us as players know that we have a place in the community, and that our lives are worth investing in. The programs bring us thoughts and ideas we might not otherwise hear.
When I play basketball - which is a lot - I want to be as competitive as I can be. I know that getting involved in drugs and alcohol will take my edge off. And I need that edge on the court.
I love playing basketball. I would stay on the court and play all night if the lights stayed on.