The first Ballin’ in Busan charity basketball tournament took place on Saturday June 25, 2011 in Dadaepo middle school in Busan, South Korea. It was raining heavily, but it didn’t stop me or the 13 teams that competed. Originally, the tournament was supposed to be held at Pusan National University, but because of the rain we had no choice but to play indoors. The teams were mostly comprised of Busanites, but there were a couple that were from Incheon, Andong and Ulsan, respectively. Together we were able to raise W220,000 for BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pets Sanctuary Fundraiser).