|Music legend Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment President Mack Maine gave back to their hometown of New Orleans by inviting 150 kids to celebrate “A Weezy Christmas” at Dave & Busters. As the kids enjoyed the games and took photos with Santa, Wayne & Mack partnered with Wilson Sporting Goods to provide the attendees top-of-the-line equipment across the following sports: basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and tennis. Watch Wayne’s special video message for the kids HERE.
“This Christmas Mack & I wanted to give these kids everything necessary so that they could enjoy all the benefits of being a top tier athlete. Whether it’s learning about sportsmanship, teamwork, or just using the field as a way to escape everyday stresses; we wanted to make sure these kids get to experience impactful moments” – Lil Wayne
Wayne worked with local organizations, such as Youth Empowerment Project, Son of a Saint and Overtime Academy, to select kids that work hard and are training to be the best athlete and team member they can be. Youth Empowerment Project, Overtime Academy and Son of a Saint are mentorship programs that are committed to supporting and empowering today’s youth with the tools to overcome obstacles, dream big and become leaders in their communities. Additionally, kids from the Harrell Park football program attended the event. Lil Wayne grew up playing at Harrell Park and previously donated $200K to help restore it after Hurricane Katrina.
About Lil Wayne & Young Money Entertainment:
Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar left an indelible tattoo on the culture. By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 25 million albums and 90 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. In 2022, Wayne earned his first Diamond certification from the RIAA with his generational smash hit “Lollipop” feat. Static Major. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NAACP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100,” logging a staggering 183 entries – the 3rd most of all time.
With a discography highlighted by five career spanning #1 debuts beginning with 2008’s 6x platinum, 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its 5x platinum, 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he released the latest version of the series – Tha Carter V – in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.” Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5.” It all bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously, Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake and Nicki Minaj. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation too.