People play pickup basketball all over the world every day.

On June 8, 2011, the Global Village Basketball event will attempt to link as many of these games as possible together into one large meta-game.


Imagine thousands of pickup basketball games occurring simultaneously around the world on the day of June 8, 2011, each with a Red team and a Blue team.

Each pickup game will able to upload the baskets scored at their game location via the internet so that all of the Red scores are added together and all of the Blue scores are added together to form one aggregate score.

GVB Hive

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 all types of age, skill, fitness, and personal identity.

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 passionate about basketball, please spread the word to as many people as possible, plan to play on June 8, 2011, and hook in to the Global Village Basketball game.

Yours in hoops,

Toronto, Canada