For students across the country, attending March For Our Lives was a way to show their desire for stricter gun laws. Many celebrities such as George Clooney and Taylor Swift have also supported the cause through monetary donations. One NBA star also decided to join the fight for a safer America.
Making A Change
Carmello Anthony may not have been able to attend one of the many demonstrations that took place across the country, but that didn’t stop him from supporting the students’ cause. To show his support, Anthony gave 4,500 kids from Baltimore an opportunity to attend the rally in Washington, D.C.
The athlete made sure demonstrators got around securely by providing numerous shuttle buses. He worked with MTV and the NAACP to make it happen, and applauded the youth for making their voices heard recently. “Proud of our youth for standing up gun violence,” Anthony tweeted.
Anthony isn’t the only person to deliver shuttle services for March For Our Lives. Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green also gave free rides to anyone attending a rally.
Anthony’s Positive Influence
The Olympic gold medalist has a history of giving back. Last year, he was given the keys to Baltimore for his constant aid to the community.
“What we’re trying to create is so much bigger than the negativity that you guys see, or you guys hear, or you guys read about our city,” he said during the ceremony. In 2015, the athlete joined protests of Freddie Gray’s murder in his hometown.
Stand As One
Others in the sports world have shown support for the recent demonstrations. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft flew 17 survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting to the Washington D.C. rally. “In the wake of incredible tragedy, we have hurt for you, mourned with you, and been inspired by you,” Kraft said in a letter to survivors.