Hip-hop artist Meek Mill helps give back with renovation in Strawberry Mansion

August 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  Hip-hop artist Meek Mill joined forces with the City of Philadelphia, PUMA and community leaders to unveil a special gift for the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.

On Saturday in East Fairmount Park, Mill alongside the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department, Mural Arts Philadelphia and more held a special ribbon-cutting and block party to debut the Strawberry Mansion Legacy Courts.

The project, nearly a year in the making, was originally announced back in October of 2018.

Today, hundreds filled the newly refurbished courts with fun, laugher, music and of course the sound of bouncing basketballs.

Mill told attendees he thankful for the upgrades as he spoke to the crowd, and says wants to continuing do everything he can to give back to the community.

Redid some basketball courts in my hood today!!! S/o to #puma ------------

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Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke was among the many that are proud of the Philly-born star's continued contributions.

"We know a lot of people. They make it, they come back for a minute, right? Get a little camera, and then they gone. You know what I mean? But man (Mill) keep coming back, and I'm loving it," Clarke said.

Over the years Mill has been a part of a variety of causes in Philadelphia. This year the City of Philadelphia even declared March 14 as "Meek Mill Day."