Terrence Green returned to his hometown York, PA to help raise awareness for violence prevention by playing in a special basketball game organized by leaders of the York City and Harrisburg communities. The game was scheduled to help unite both communities following a fight that broke out in February at a high school basketball game. The goal of the first Community Against Violence basketball game was to show everyone that unity is possible.
"Violence touched home for me, you know, I lost my little bro and actually my little cousin got shot," Green said. "Violence and all that, seeing the pain in my family always made me want to break the cycle and do something to show them that you can be something."
Through his art, Green is motivated to entertain others and show them that where there is a will, there is a way. Green realizes that what he does matters to others and strives to be a positive influence on the youth, especially those in the York community. During halftime, York City Mayor Michael R. Helfrich issued a proclamation recognizing Green's leadership and service to the York community, as well as his accomplishments in the entertainment industry.
"Now, therefore it be resolved, I, Michael R Helfrich, Mayor of the City of York, Pennsylvania, do hereby recognize Terrence Green for his exemplary performance, his leadership, and outstanding service to the York Community," Helfrich said.
Take a look below at coverage of the Community Against Violence basketball game by York News Station CBS 21 and more photos from the event.