The Phillies made the World Series. The Eagles are in the Super Bowl. The Union nearly won the MLS Cup. The Sixers are making a run at the Eastern Conference title. Even the Flyers are playing great hockey right now.
Still, there is even better news coming from some of the city’s most high-profile sports fans.
In January, Meek Mill, Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin announced a collective $7 million donation to benefit 60 Philadelphia private schools in need. The funds are earmarked for low-income students from underserved families with scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year.
The money will help provide access to at-home technology, including laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi access.
The current donation is the latest addition to Mill and Rubin’s ongoing commitment to give back to communities in need. That commitment has resulted in a total of $17 million in donations.
Mill, a locally-based rap artist, actor Hart and Rubin, who is CEO of Fanatics Inc. and is a former Sixers and New Jersey Devils partner, have long worked to give back to their hometown. Most of the funds will be distributed in North Philly and South Philly, the same areas where Mill and Hart grew up.
Rubin and Mill partnered with REFORM Alliance, the Philadelphia Eagles and the 76ers for the annual return of the Season of Giving event – a special VIP experience for more than 30 children who have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system and “unjust” probations. On Christmas Eve, Meek worked to pay off the bail for 20 Philadelphia women to reunite them with their families for the holiday.