image Due to a snow day scheduling conflict, Pass ‘Da R.O.C.K. was held a week earlier this month. We weren’t sure what that would mean for numbers, but the kids spread the word and over 90 came ready to play on Saturday! In addition to basketball, pizza, and wings, 20 kids went home with items from the prize table. We saw many new volunteers this month and hope to see them again at future events! Join us next month on February 27th. image

Here’s a look at our 2015 Christmas event!  Whether you bought socks, volunteered your time on December 26th, or donated to the organization,  THANK YOU for helping to make this event a success.

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IMG_3629This past weekend kicked off Eastern Hills Bible Church’s Generositree initiative. We were overwhelmed by people’s response!  They knocked our socks off with their generosity! Many committed their time to volunteer, buy socks, or gave monetarily. All of these things will help PDR continue to bless the Syracuse community.  If you’d like to support PDR this holiday season, please use the link on our homepage.

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Over 50 middle and high school guys came out to Faith Heritage Gymnasium this month to play ball, eat pizza, and win prizes. It’s hard to say which prize was more popular on this chilly November afternoon-sweatshirts or candy.  Participants are already talking about December’s event. Rumor is there’s a BIG prize this year. Can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with Pass ‘Da R.O.C.K.! Join us Saturday, December 26th at 1pm for our favorite event of the year.

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During June’s monthly event, we had visitors from the Move Along organization. This group focuses on enhancing the abilities of individuals with medically documented limitations through athletics. They provided our players with a unique opportunity to experience what it would be like to play basketball in a wheelchair. We are thankful for the perspective our players gained from this experience.  IMG_2979IMG_2982

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Jaden got to experience the joy of clearing the shelves to replenish our supply for the next giveaway. #carryingonthelegacy

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Shout out to Neal & Karen Carr, Jamie Jarmacz, and Bruce & Jin Eagan for making May’s monthly event happen. They blessed 70 kids and with just a few slices to spare. Thanks again.

Summer is near, which means things are about to get busy. First, we are partnering with FCA to take a handful of Pass Da ROCK kids down to Kutztown University for their Summer Sports Camp. Second, The “1&Done” Tournament will be underway July 26 & 27. Lastly, Pass Da ROCK’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is September 14th at The Pompey Club. We are excited about each of these events and look forward to seeing what God is going to do in and through them.

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