Queens, NY – Every August in his hometown of Queens since 2005, the legendary LL Cool J holds his annual Jump & Ball Community Camp.

Each Saturday and Sunday during the duration of the month, more than 200 young athletes from Southeast Queens participated in skills and team-building exercises that are sure to go the distance in their budding lives.

Photo: Alfred Muteti


This past weekend (August 24), the Harlem Globetrotters were on hand for a special performance, complete with live music courtesy of LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Sirius XM station and free food and free back-to-school haircuts.

Photo: J Swift


Photo: J Swift


Check out more photos from the uplifting event down below.


Photo: Alfred Muteti


Photo: J Swift


Photo: J Swift


Photo: Quincy Frink


Photo: Quincy Frink


Photo: Quincy Frink