Philadelphia – Rapper Meek Mill and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin teamed up with local sports teams to give kids the “event of a lifetime.”
The REFORM Alliance has hosted more than 25 children from Pennsylvania and New Jersey “whose lives are being adversely affected by unjust probation systems.”
Children’s Day began at the Philadelphia Eagles practice facility. There, Meek and Rubin accompanied the children and their families to get an up-close look at life in flight.
“I enjoyed the meetings. I enjoyed the draft, the training, etc.,” Raven Small said. “It was fun. We had some great activities today and got to meet Meek.”
Raven and his brother Sane were with their once-incarcerated father, Reginald, at Tuesday’s event. He later said he was given additional supervision.
More than 20 children participated in REFORM Alliance’s Season of Giving to help families affected by the criminal justice system.
“There are hundreds of thousands of people who don’t have voices they wouldn’t normally hear and who are now beginning to shed light on individual situations and incidents,” Reginald said.
The all-day event concluded at the Wells Fargo Center. There, the children representing the REFORM Alliance met with Sixers Head, his coach, for a Q&A with Doc Rivers and a ceremonial bell ring before the information was provided.
“This was definitely one of my best days ever. I got to meet the really cool Meek Mill,” said Cecilia Barras.
The whole event was to defend those caught in what they called a technical breach.
“Many of these children are affected by these things. I happen to be one of the affected children. I know what that means because it was done,” Meek said. Mill said.