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Meek Mill Renovates Basketball Court At His Hometown In Philadelphia



Meek Unveils Renovated Basketball Court In His Hometown 

Meek Mill has shown that he really is a man of his words. The Philadelphia born rapper unveiled a renovated basketball court at his hometown in North Philadelphia.
Peeping from afar, across a grass field at East Fairmount Park, the surface of the renewed Strawberry Mansion Legacy Courts seemed to shimmer like a swimming pool.

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The “Legacy Courts Block Party” took place at East Fairmount Park, with Mill and local community leaders participating in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The unveiling came weeks after a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned Mill’s 2008 drug and gun conviction.
Meek Mill posted photos of the court to his 17.5 million followers on Instagram with the caption :
 “Redid some basketball courts in my hood today!!! S/o to #puma 💪🏾👌🏾🤞🏾”

Meek partnered with a couple different organizations to help revamp the area for both kids and residents who frequent East Fairmount Park.
The traditional blacktop has now been painted blue with a fire Dreamchasers logo, paired with some inspirational quotes on the sidelines.
With the help of Puma, Roc Nation, and the Philadelphia Parks & Rec Department, Meek’s goal was to give the youth in his neighborhood the chance to “ball in the best conditions possible.”

While the crowd waited for Mill’s arrival, organizers of the event played his music over a sound system. A group of teens wore black T-shirts emblazoned with NOMO — a nonprofit called New Options, More Opportunities.
Meek Mill Mill appreciated everybody for coming out, saying: “Let’s keep this short. It’s hot out here.”
Adam Crawford was named lead painter. Crawford said the work began six weeks ago with help from young men on probation who are part of the Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program.

One of the men on probation, Anthony Cruz, 24, presented Mill with a portrait he had painted depicting the rap star in a pink suit. Nazeer Horner, 21, an intern with Mural Arts, also gave Mill a portrait he had painted.
According to Inquirer.. City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, who spoke at the event, said, “A lot of people who make it come back for a minute, get a little camera, and then they’re gone.”

Clarke commended Mill for giving back to the community. He called the court “unique.”

Mill’s mother, Kathy Williams, said she was not surprised her son wanted to do something for the neighborhood.

“We used to live right across the street over there,” Williams said, pointing toward 33rd Street. “He used to play on these courts when he was really small.”

She continued, “I used to tell him to never laugh at someone who is having an unfortunate time, because we’ll never know when we might have something unfortunate.”

Mill’s aunt, Annamarie Easley, also attended.

“I am so proud of him,” Easley said. “He’s had his own problems, but he’s now trying to help everybody,” she said, referring to his work advocating for criminal justice reform.

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Just few days ago, Meek Mill shut critics of his actions prior to Jay Z’s Roc Nation deal with the NFL.

I think Meek Mill had really shut haters! Great one Milly..!

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