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Ball Up All-Stars player Air Up There skies over his opponent for a monster dunk. Photo by Steve Bitanga Games are televised on Fox Sports Net on SundaysThe Ball Up All-Stars will play at CSU Norrthridge the next two Saturdays, as well as dates in June and July. Ball Up Streetball Season features the Ball Up All-Stars, an elite team of the most celebrated and talented streetballers from across the nation, taking on fellow top streetballers from around the country. Distinguished by its display of extraordinary athleticism, stylized slam dunks, cunning ball handling and unparalleled showmanship - streetball delivers one-of-a-kind excitement and entertainment. ? ?Ball Up All-Stars include The Professor, Air Up There, Sik Wit It, AO, Bone Collector, Mr. Afrika, Special FX, Springs, Pat The Roc and Violator, who will take on fellow top streetballers from around the country and NBA greats (past and present) as guest coaches. Players are available after the game to meet fans for autographs and pictures. ? All games for the 2011 Ball Up Season will be held at CSUN’s Matadome Stadium. Admission is FREE for the public. To download ticket vouchers, fans must go to www.ballupstreetball.comBall UP has joined forces with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to launch Ball Up for Parkinson’s, an initiative to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The effort includes PSAs featuring the Ball Up All-Stars, an informational website and an all-star celebrity streetball game. The first set of PSAs will premiere Sunday, May 1, during Game 3 of the Ball Up 2011 Season, which is currently airing on Fox Sports Net (5 pm and 9 pm). The celebrity game for NPF will air Sunday, June 12. ???The Ball Up for Parkinson’s campaign is an important collaboration that brings together sports fans, athletes, families and people affected by Parkinson’s disease. It will raise awareness and funds to support NPF’s mission of improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease.“We are thrilled that Ball Up has chosen the National Parkinson Foundation as a charitable partner. Ball Up for Parkinson’s will help us raise awareness of this debilitating disease, which is the second most common brain disease after Alzheimer’s,” said Joyce Oberdorf, NPF’s President and CEO. “More than one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s and we are here to ensure that they get the treatments, support and care they so desperately need.”Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer added, “We are proud to announce the launch of Ball Up for Parkinson’s. The goal of this initiative is to help raise awareness and funds to fight Parkinson’s and, most importantly, to keep people moving on and off the court!”
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