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The singer partnered with Nike to open a fully refurbished basketball court in Louisville.
Singer Bryson Tiller just gave back to his hometown Louisville in a big way.
With the singer’s ongoing partnership with Nike, Tiller presented a fully refurbished basketball court to Wyandotte Park earlier this week. On Wednesday, the Louisville native attended the opening event, which also offered free basketball skill clinics to children in the community.
On the sidelines of the basketball court, the Grammy-nominated singer’s favorite message of encouragement, “It’s Possible Here” is written.
Tiller further explained the message, “Whenever you fly into Louisville, you see a sign that says, ‘It’s Possible Here.’ 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’s debut album Trapsoul, which was released in 2015, went platinum which proved that anything truly is possible. A couple of weeks ago, Tiller released his second album, True to Self, which landed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
On Wednesday, Tiller shared inspiration with the children at the opening event, “If anybody on this court right now have a dream, if you believe in yourself, you can do it. You can do this too.”
Tiller isn’t the first young music artist to give back to his community. Chance the Rapper has also notably given back to his hometown of Chicago by giving $1 million of his own money and raising an additional $2 million for Chicago’s public school system. The rapper will be presented the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming BET Awards for his charitable work.
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