Three hundred Chicago students will be seeing red today, but only in the literal sense, after Chance the Rapper gave out fresh, ahead-of-release ‘Win Like 96’ 11s to attendees of his monthly OpenMike event.
On the anniversary of the passing of my mentor Brother Mike, @OpenMikeChicago had one of it’s best nights yet. Thanks to @Korporate00 for speaking and thanks to @Jumpman23 for bringing 300 pair of unreleased 11s for the young creatives. Until next year... POWER TO THE PEOPLE...
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2017
The event, created in honour of Chance’s late friend Mike Hawkins, provides high school students with a platform to perform, 'share, express, and network with like-minded individuals.' And this month, 300 young creatives left with crispy fresh Jays - for many, their first ever pair.
Thank you 🙏🏾 @chancetherapper @Jumpman23 @SocialWorks_Chi and everyone else who had a part. I have never had a pair of Jordans before and I’m so thankful.... this is great pic.twitter.com/fikHYMXquG
— Nmiah Marsaw (@_iiamNmiah) December 5, 2017
The giveaway was unexpected and met with screams when the wall of Jordan boxes was revealed.
.@chancetherapper gave every kid who attended his #OpenMike tonight a pair of Jordan 11s. You can't tell me he's not the 🐐.
Shout out @SocialWorks_Chi. #RipBrotherMike (via @marty2621) pic.twitter.com/S28JkReovQ
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) December 5, 2017