Good weather, children and families, ice cream, a bounce house and competitive sports were all a part of LL Cool J’s 11th annual “Jump & Ball” charity event in Hollis, Queens.
On Saturday, rapper, entrepreneur, actor and Queens native James Todd Smith, otherwise known as LL Cool J, came to Daniel O’ Connell Park to celebrate his 11th annual charity event which takes place every August and aims to give back to his local community. This athletic five-week summer program allows children to have fun while promoting physical health and wellness and teaching them team building and leadership skills.
With welcome arms, the community gave James amazing love when accepting him back home, and he told TaniaOnTheScene it is always special to be back.
“It always feels good to come home, it always feels good to just be where it all started, you know it’s beautiful,” James said while watching the basketball tournament.