NBA Star Caron Butler Gives His Hometown A Break From Violence With Block Party


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(AllHipHop News) NBA All-Star Caron Butler is hosting a block party this weekend in his hometown of Racine, Wisconsin.

The two-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Champion will do some good, by donating 100 bikes to the local children who will attend the event.

Butler’s family friendly event will have free food, music, face painting and other activities for adults and children.

“An important part of giving back and being a positive figure in your community is making sure that you are there and that you’re visible and accessible,” Caron Butler told in a statement.

Caron Butler, a 14-year NBA veteran who recently penned his autobiography “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA,” said that the upcoming Block Party is meant to give the community a break from the wave of police violence that has broken out in the United States over the past month.

“With everything that is going on in our country, I am happy to have the ability to bring joy to kids and their families, even for just an afternoon,” Caron Butler said. “Being able to bring the community together is so important and I try to do that every time I have an opportunity to give back.”

Caron Butler’s Block Party will take place on Mead St. between De Koven Ave. and 20th St. from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Central time and will be hosted by V100’s Reggie Brown and DJ O.