(AllHipHop News) Meek Mill is continuing to give back to his community. The Atlantic Records artist is planning to refurbish the basketball court at East Fairmount Park in his hometown of Philadelphia.
“North Philly will always be home, so it’s special to partner with Puma, Roc Nation, and Project Backboard to give my community a fresh new basketball court,” says Meek. “When kids go to East Fairmount Park, they deserve to ball in the best conditions possible, so I’m glad they’ll have that opportunity now.”
The Dreams and Nightmares creator will be making a special appearance at the 69th Street Foot Locker on October 11 at noon ET. The first ten people to purchase Puma’s new signature basketball sneaker – the Clyde Court Disrupt - will receive a VIP wristband to attend a private event with Mill’s family and friends.
Puma Hoops is also working with Michael Bivins, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, G Herbo, and Nipsey Hussle to elevate basketball culture in their respective communities. Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier, Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton, and New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox are contributing to the program as well.
Bivins and Rozier are taking part in the “Rep Your School Peace Basketball Jamboree.” The event is scheduled for October 14 at Boston’s Madison Park High School’s gymnasium.
“When people walk the streets of Boston, I want them to know we’re all about peace and unity,” states Bivins. “That’s why I’m excited to bring back this jamboree, so we can give students and alumni an opportunity to promote that positive message and show their love for this city. Repping your school has always been cool, but with Puma Hoops, we’re going to mix the ‘80s influence with the 2018 style to make it extra special in Boston.”
On October 11, Herbo will be at Tops and Bottoms in Chicago while A Boogie and Knox will be at Jimmy Jazz’s flagship in Harlem. Two days later, Ayton will make an appearance at the Champs at Chandler Fashion Center in Phoenix. Nipsey Hussle will unveil a refurbished basketball court at a school in Los Angeles on October 18.