Approximately 99,000, in Flint, Michigan has a significant number of people who have been affected by the water crisis. According to Michigan state website, lead contamination was found in Flint’s water. Charles Hancock, aHoop4Flint supporter says, “I am appalled by the actions of Flint’s officials for allowing the water system to be affected this long. This is not a mistake or natural disaster, but rather corruption from our government with no one being held accountable, even after Governor Synder’s emails. It’s important for us to help out where we can because we can’t count on our system to help us when we are in need.”
The event was held at Crim High School and was hosted by Atlanta V-103’s own Ferrari Simmons and Shar Bate. The was also music played by DJ New Era who is a member of DJ Holiday infamous DJ crew. The Hoop4Flint event is a fundraising event to raise money to purchase home filtration systems and donate clean water to Flint residents, which will be delivered personally to Flint residents by the Hoop4Flint event board.
Event coordinater Shar Bates’ said , “I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency. In recognizing the great work that some community leaders have been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the people who have been affected receive the care that they need today and well into the future. The goal for the event was to collect approximately 1,000 shower filters to give to the community of Flint, Michigan.”
There was a crowd of over 500+ people cheering along as they watched their favorite local celebrities compete in a friendly game of basketball. On the teams were fan favorites Kap G, Cool Amerika,Fly Guy DC, Mykko Montana,Yung Booke and more. Also, celebrities such as Love and Hip Hip Atlanta stars Tammy Riveria, Atlanta native Tameka “Tiny” Harris, TK N Cash, Lil Donald and more participated in the event.
Thanks to its supporters, Hoop4Flint raised over 2,500 cases of water and 1,200 shower filters to donate to Flint. If you were not able to make this event, then there is still an opportunity for you to donate at AbelHoops.com.