Join us for The Dewitt Center’s Five Year Anniversary!


YOU are invited to join The Dewitt Center for its first annual Pick-Up Basket Ball event!

About The Pick-Up Basket Ball: Celebrate five years of creating community at The Dewitt Center with a FREE evening of food trucks, games, live music, raffles, and fun for everyone! 

When: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023; from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: The Dewitt Center (located at 122 Dewitt Dr., Roxbury, MA)


For more information about Pick-Up Basket Ball at The Dewitt, please contact Griffin Thomas, Resource Development Director, at [email protected] or call 617.849.6254.

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Become a sponsor!

Learn more about sponsorship for this event here.

After hearing and considering the concerns of community members regarding the use of the word “picnic,” Madison Park Development Corporation and the Dewitt Center have changed the name of this event to the “Pick-Up Basket Ball.” We know that language is a complex, ever-evolving system, and depending on history and life experience, people can hold different relationships to the same words or phrases. We want to ensure that the name does not in any way dishonor the purpose of the event, which is to celebrate the Dewitt Center’s mission and incredible impact in the community over the last five years. We are excited to relaunch the event as the “Pick-Up Basket Ball,” which we believe embodies the spirit of spontaneity, joy, and community that is ever-present at the Dewitt Center. We are grateful to our community for their thoughtful feedback, and we look forward to celebrating with you on Wednesday, May 17th.