Details on Uncle Luke Signing Major TV Deal With LeBron to Produce a New Series
Uncle Luke has been doing much more than rap over the past 25 years. In fact, the kids at the Liberty City Optimist Warriors call him “Coach Luke” as a sign of respect and admiration for his efforts to keep kids off the streets with youth sports.
25 years ago, Luther Campbell co-founded the Liberty City Optimist Warriors in which he contributed $100,000 to buy helmets, pads, cleats, and football equipment for kids in the neighborhood. Over the years Luke’s program has created a pipeline of talented athletes that feed into local high school sports programs, with a goal of getting kids into college.
The program has saved countless lives and has resulted in enriching thousands of kids who have passed through, with many receiving college scholarships to big schools like the University of Miami and Florida State.
The program itself is a great story and according to an Instagram post from Luther Campbell, the individual stories captured over the past 25 years will become a TV series thanks to a partnership with LeBron James.