DALLAS, TX – APRIL 7: Ayo Dosunmu #12 of the Chicago Bulls looks on during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on April 7, 2023 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Always good to see the players giving back#BullsNation
🎥 jetsonlydrely (IG) pic.twitter.com/bBNmU7iVLp
On Saturday, Ayo Dosunmu hosted a community block party in Bronzeville’s Metcalfe Park to celebrate the life of his best friend, Darius Brown.
“He’s been here with me every bit and piece of my journey.”@AyoDos_11 | @OutreachBright | #JL4L pic.twitter.com/yTskruOvHn
Besides honoring his late friend, Dosunmu organized the event to provide a haven for children with aspirational dreams of playing professional sports as he and Brown did. The event is also a callout for the young people to put down their weapons so another tragedy like Brown’s death can be averted.
“Some kids don’t have the same advantages other kids may have,” he said. “Creating safe spaces all around is giving kids no matter what, where you live at, if you live in one of the worst neighborhoods or you live in one of the best neighborhoods, everyone has the same opportunity in terms of going outside to play in a safe space.”
That was accomplished with the second annual event, as the kids got to experience time with Dosunmu and free food, entertainment, and equipment.
Source: Black Enterprise