Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke, receives his due for his philanthropic works in Liberty City. Now he has his own football field!
After 30 years of disrupting the status quo, Luther Campbell will be recognized for his charitable and philanthropic works in Liberty City.
A major monument was named after him, and it is not a strip club.
Mayor Francis Suarez and the City of Miami Parks and Recreation recently dedicated the Luther Campbell Football Field in his honor.
The city’s top politician said: “This community should know there is something special about it. It is very rare for celebrities or famous people to do what Luke did, and that is to give his most precious possession, his time.
For years, Uncle Luke has made a point of investing in the community with his resources and contacts, in the hope of building a stronger community. He has been doing this for over three decades with his organization, the Liberty City Optimist Club.
“You have to be really, really small not to appreciate what has been done today,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Watson, lambasting those who wanted to watch the explicit content of his music and not his community service.
Luke was all smiles.
He said: “I always said if I ever made two cents out of my lunch money, I would come back and do something special in this community, in this very park where I grew up playing.”
“I brought in a lot of my friends to help make it all happen,” Luke said. “We’ve started something new and new, and when I look at what we’ve been doing here, I’m as proud as I’ve ever been.”