Millennials Give, Bryson Tiller the Hometown Hero
Millennials are blowing up the charity game! Well, donating it up! Say what you want, but Millennials are taking charge and giving back. Philanthropy has become the norm, it’s cool to give back (#trending), and it seems that the growing number of Philanthropist are Millennials.
Millennials are heavily involved with charity events, campaigns and leadership roles with local organizations. With their innovative mindset, and out of the box visions, Millennials demand inclusion in the Nonprofit world.
Today, Bryson Tiller proved that Millennials give and do care about their community. Tiller visited his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to restore a local basketball court in Wyandotte Park.
Over the past few months, there has been an “out of control” issue with gun violence in the city of Louisville. The violence has set a tone of sadness, division, and darkness over the city. The kind gesture organized by Tiller brought the community together; he led a day of unity which put smiles on the faces of parents, children and community leaders. Giving isn’t new to the Millennial Superstar; last year while home for the holidays, Bryson paid for the groceries of a few customers in local supermarkets.
Bryson partnered with NIKE to rebuild the stylish rubberized surface court. Retortion also included sustainable hoops and state-of-the-art back boards made with fiberglass. Bryson left his mark on the court with the phrase-It’s Possible Here, a phrase Bryson would see flying into Louisville, Kentucky.
“Whenever you fly into Louisville, you see a sign that says, It’s Possible Here,” said Tiller in a statement. “I remember my first time seeing it. I was working on my debut album, and I just thought, ‘Wow, it is possible here.’ Everybody always thinks you have to move out of the city and go where the music industry is, but it’s possible in Louisville, and it’s possible anywhere. You just have to believe.” Tiller said in a press statement.
Our Millennial Mom Contributor, Amber Powell attended the ceremony and felt the love.
“The title of Bryson Tiller’s new album, True to Self, is the perfect representation of the support he is giving back to the Louisville community. It’s more than just basketball courts and pop-up shows. I watched Bryson greet his fans and take pictures for more than an hour at Wyandotte Park, and he was truly enjoying it. He connected with the young people on a personal level at a time that is so crucial in their lives. He is giving them more than just a fancy place to play basketball – he is giving them hope, confidence and a vision of accomplishment they can follow in whatever path they choose to take.” -Amber Powell
photos/visual art, Reginald Lee