* Miami, Florida cultural icon, music legend, community activist and winning football coach, Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is pleased to announce the unveiling ceremony of the Luther Campbell Field located at Charles Hadley Park, the home of his Liberty City Optimist location, of which he is the co-founder and president.
The unveiling, sanctioned by the City of Miami Parks & Recreation, will take place on October 12 at 6 p.m. on the soccer field. Charles Hadley Park is located at 1350 NW 50th St., Miami 33142.
“I have worked with children in my hometown for years, helping many of them get into college and preparing many of them for professional sports. Building the Optimist Club has been a labor of love, and the fact that the field is named after the city of Miami warms my heart. It’s an absolute honor, ”exclaims Campbell.
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“I really want to thank Commissioner Watson and all of you for doing something which is one of the biggest events in our community that honors a man who has done so much for the city of Miami, who has had such an influence. positive impact on the lives of so many of our children, ”says Miami Commissioner Ken Russell.
Miami Commissioner Watson continues: “It’s always great to honor those who can be there to smell the roses.
The unveiling is especially special for Campbell while he grew up playing on the same field that bears his name and it is the field on which the athletes in his football program train and play. He has been an intermediary for athletes for thirty-one years and has helped develop athletes from the start of their introduction to football on what will soon be the Luther Campbell Football Ground, including professional athletes such as Devontae Freeman, Duke Johnson, Willis McGee, and Chad Johnson.
About Luther Campbell
Luther Campbell first rose to prominence nationally when, as a member of the controversial 2 Live Crew, they went to the United States Supreme Court to protect free speech. Additionally, Campbell’s struggle for creative licensing forced the recording industry to take action by providing “parental warning” warnings on explicit recordings. Campbell set a precedent as the first person responsible enough to apply the advisory to his recordings. Luther Campbell is the first rapper from the South to appear on the Billboard pop charts and the first to appear in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his exhibition “Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhymes and Rage”. Campbell was also the first Hip Hop music executive to launch a truly independent record label, handling everything in-house from production to distribution. Since launching Luke Records in 1985, Campbell has transformed his musical legacy into a career as a businessman, community leader, songwriter, radio and television personality, and football coach, making most of the headlines these days for his philanthropic efforts and political activism. Campbell is currently a sports radio host and longtime columnist for the Miami New Times. He is also the executive producer and creator of the Starz 2018 docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City,” a spin-off of the Sports Emmy Award-nominated documentary “Liberty City Warriors” on Viceland. Luther Campbell is also currently producing several film and television projects, including a biopic on his life in partnership with Swirl Films.
source: Tresa Sanders – TreMedia