Basketball is their passion. Indentical twins with with the bright red hair, Dana and David Pump, started their first basketball camp for neighborhood kids at the age of 16 in Northridge, CA. Soon thereafter, you could find them sitting in the bleachers of high school gyms throughout Southern California, logging thousands of hours watching games. They quickly established themselves as the go-to resource for college coaches. If a kid was from the West Coast, chances are the Pumps had seen him play.
When they were 20 years old, they capitalized on their passion and formed Double Pump, Inc. providing scouting information on the top players in the Western United States. They also organized high school camps, coaches’ clinics, exhibition games, tournaments and the Pump-N-Run AAU teams.
Today, the Double Pump brand is a staple in the basketball world at every level of the game.
But more important than their impact on basketball is the Pump Bros impact on the fight against cancer. The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle to cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.
Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump have raised more than $10 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.
Annually the Pump Brothers bring together the biggest names in sports and entertainment for their annual foundation dinner, held this year in LA on Aug 16. From John Wooden, to Jim Brown, Mike Tyson, Sandy Koufax, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Artis Gilmore, Pete Rose, Joe Montana, Reggie Jackson, Lionel Richie, Jamie Foxx, Holly Robinson Peete, Smokey Robinson, Jerry West. If there is a name your can think of the Pumps have them on speed dial.
The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.