Some items on Duncan, Ben, Jonnie and Dave's list are easy to accomplish, like plant a tree or get a tattoo. But number 95—play ball with President Barack Obama—posed some challenges.
During their first attempt, they met with senators and secretaries in Washington, D.C., who tried to help them, but in the end, President Obama's assistant, Reggie Love, told them it wasn't going to happen. "It was upsetting, but we said we're going to continue on," Dave says.
Then, in March 2010, they got an invitation to return to Washington, D.C., and visit the White House. But first, they had to stop at a formal wear retailer to rent suits. "We looked like waiters or something," Jonnie says.
When they arrived, Reggie took them to see the presidential courts but said President Obama wouldn't be joining them. "Then all of a sudden he goes, 'Oh, I think we have company.' And Barack Obama walks from the other side of the court—the president of the United States," Dave says. "And he says: 'Oh, hey guys. I heard you guys were in town. I'd love to shoot some hoops with you. I'm a pretty busy guy, but I can shoot some baskets.'"
For 10 minutes, Duncan, Ben, Jonnie and Dave played hoops with the president. Number 95? Check!
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