Ball Up for Parkinson’s is a joint effort between Ball Up Streetball and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to help raise funds and awareness to fight Parkinson’s disease and keep people moving! The Ball Up for Parkinson’s campaign aims to bring together streetball fans, athletes and people affected by Parkinson’s to raise support for NPF’s mission of improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. All proceeds from Ball Up for Parkinson’s benefit NPF’s research, education and outreach programs.
About Ball Up, LLC:
Founded in 2009, Ball Up is the leading streetball tour in the nation, featuring the Ball Up All-Stars which include many of the most celebrated and talented streetball players from around the country. Through its debut of the 2011 Ball Up Season on Fox Sports Net nationwide and tours that span the globe, Ball Up provides the ultimate streetball experience for both fans courtside and viewers at home. In addition to providing entertainment the whole family can enjoy, through its sponsors such as the Professional Streetball League (ProSBL) and partnerships with nonprofit organizations including the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), Boys and Girls Club and others, the Ball Up organization and the Ball Up All-Stars are committed to making a positive impact in the basketball world and the global community.
National Parkinson Foundation
The mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. Founded in 1957, NPF is a leading national organization with an extensive grassroots network of Centers of Excellence, chapters and support groups in the United States and internationally. Unique among the national Parkinson’s organizations, NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $155 million in care, research and support services.