R&B superstar Bryson Tiller makes generous donation to improve Wyandotte Park's basketball courts
R&B superstar and Louisville native Bryson Tiller brought selfies and a whole lot of screams to Wyandotte Park on Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- R&B superstar and Louisville native Bryson Tiller brought selfies and a whole lot of screams to Wyandotte Park on Wednesday.
He was in town to not only perform, but to give back to the city that loves him.
Lots of fans gathered to see Tiller, and while they waited, many played basketball on newly improved playing surfaces made possible thanks to a donation from Tiller and Nike.
"Every time I come to Louisville, I just drive past Taylor Boulevard," Tiller said. "And I used to see this court, and I was like, 'Man, that court it looks terrible.'"
That's not the case anymore.
Officials with the Louisville Metro Parks Department said the new, one-of-a-kind facility is a positive step toward keeping kids busy and out of trouble this summer.
"When people engage themselves with positive activities, a lot of the negative things go away," said Marty Storch, Director of Louisville Parks and Recreation. "And that's another reason why courts like this, upgrades to parks and recreation, are very important."
And Tiller is trying to bring that vision to the forefront through the power of music.
"If anybody on this court right now have a dream, if you believe in yourself, you can do it," Tiller told the kids Wednesday. "You can do this too."
Tiller's second studio album is No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart.
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