LL COOL J: Annual Jump & Ball Community Camp in Queens, NY

LL Cool J hosted the annual Jump & Ball Community Camp this past weekend in his hometown of Queens, New York.

More than 200 young athletes from Southeast Queens took part in an event built around leadership skills and team-building exercises. The Harlem Globetrotters dropped by for a special hoops clinic. There was also free food, back-to-school haircuts, school supplies, and music courtesy of LL’s Rock the Bells satellite radio show. The Jump & Ball Community Camp is all about bringing kids ages eight to 18 together to learn skills that will help them on and off the court.

LL launched the Jump and Ball Foundation back in 2005. (QNS.com)

Kelly McGarrity@KellyMcGarrity

Thank You Target 1344 for supporting LL Cool J’s Jump and Ball Community Camp In Queens & to all our Amazing Vendors who donated goods to keep the kids and families fed & hydrated today! Special recognition to Tanya and the 113th who does amazing work here as always😊

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