Global Village Basketball : JUNE 10, 2009: I received this email today and thought this would be a good place to pass it along.
GLOBAL VILLAGE BASKETBALL : JUNE 10, 2009
celebrating the pickup game everywhere at once
Introducing Global Village Basketball
People play pickup basketball all over the world every day. On June 10, 2009, the Global Village Basketball game will use the internet to attempt to link as many of these local games as possible together into one large meta-game.
How? Imagine millions of pickup basketball games occurring simultaneously around the world on June 10, 2009, and each identifies one team as Red and the other as Blue.
Each pickup game will able to upload the baskets scored at their game location (via laptop, cell phone, or handheld device) so that all of the Red scores are added together and all of the Blue scores are added together to form one aggregated score.
Photos may also be uploaded so that you can see all of the other people playing with you in the Global Village Basketball game that day. The idea is to create the biggest game of basketball possible, stretched around the world to touch everyone passionate about the game, and to encourage participation by every level of age, skill, fitness, personality, etc.
All are welcome to play -- it is a totally inclusive game of basketball, and there is no cost to join but the desire to be a part of this unique event.
If you are interested in being a part of the Global Village Basketball game, you can help in the following four ways:
1. Tell every basketball fan you know. As you can imagine, it is word-of-mouth awareness that will make this type of networked basketball game a success. If you would like to forward this email to a friend, just click this link.
2. If you are on Facebook, please join the Global Village Basketball FB group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2305999547), and invite your friends that would be interested by clicking the "Invite People to Join" link on the right-hand side of the page.
3. Bookmark the web site (http://gvb.vsport.tv/) and sign up for the mailing list to receive periodic updates in the countdown to the game.
4. Plan to play on June 10, 2009. Or, at the very least, open a gym space somewhere for a few kids to join the game. Playing matters.
Hope to See You in June
If you are passionate about basketball, please start spreading the word to as many people as possible to plan to play pickup on June 10, 2009 and hook in to the Global Village Basketball game. Thank you in advance for your support ...
Yours in hoops,