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Carrollton Youth Reaches National Prominence in Sport Stacking

P. J. Ball never expected his love for sport stacking to take him across the country for appearances on multiple daytime television shows. He first began sport stacking in 2012.

“It’s just clean fun, and it’s really fun to do and to show people and see their faces,” says P. J.

Sport stacking dates back to 1981 where kids stacked Dixie Cups for fun at a California Boys & Girls Club. By 1990, the sport spread across 37 states and was featured on “The Tonight Show.” Sport stacking involves stacking nine or 12 specially designed cups in pre-determined sequences as fast possible.

P. J., a Carrollton resident, travels the U.S. in an RV to compete in sport stacking competitions across the nation. His most recent venture takes him all the way to Hawaii where he will be featured in season two of the Whistle Sports short-form docuseries called “No Days Off.”

“[Sport stacking] is mainly a hobby for me, but it’s a lot of fun,” says P. J. “Anybody can do it. You just have to start out and practice, and you’ll get better at it.”

P. J. has finished as high as fourth place in national sport stacking competitions and has amassed 85 medals in competitive sport stacking events. P. J. has appeared on CBS News, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Kelly & Ryan Show to demonstrate his talents. His next goal is to qualify for the 2018 AAU Junior Olympics this July.

Tune in to YouTube and Facebook Watch to see episodes of “No Days Off” which air Tuesdays at 5:00 p. m. Eastern Time.

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Donny is a writer from Carrollton, Georgia. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers across the West Georgia area, as well as many websites. Donny has a degree in Mass Communications from the University of West Georgia. He is also an outdoor writer who enjoys writing about outdoor adventures and travel.