I’m often asked why I do what I do, the question should really be, why don’t you join me? 

To really make a difference it means that we all have to do our part, help one another to make a bigger impact on communities in need. 

A lot of us started from very humble beginnings, some of us have taken a lot more hard knocks than others, but it has only made the heart of what we do stronger. 

To use my life experience to help others makes it all worth it. I have a program called Courts 4 Kids, and have committed to refurbishing courts in under-served communities. 

I want to go to places others have forgotten to give kids a chance to do something other than what their environment dictates. At the end of the day, there are kids in all of these communities and they deserve a chance. They really are our future. 

Last weekend, I had the honor of sharing with the community in Luquillo a small area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The community was amazing. They were so excited and full of pride as they celebrated with me and we dedicated a new refurbished court back to them. 

We created a safe place for to play and to enjoy themselves. I had a great time, the spirit of appreciation was overwhelming. I’m blessed to be in the position I’m in and I’m not going to waste it. 

I’m going to do as much as I possibly can, so I ask you, why don’t you join me?

Let’s go change the world together!

Carmelo Anthony

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