As the anniversary of last year's unrest comes closer, former professional basketball players are coming to the community to promote an anti-violence message.
Bruce Crevier with Champions Forever went to Johnston Square Elementary Monday to show the students and faculty some of his basketball-handling skills as well as promote his organization's ministry. He was doing pushups with a basketball, dribbling with multiple balls and even used some of the kids and faculty members as assistants.
Crevier, his wife Diane and 12 children gained national fame after reaching the finals of America's Got Talent in 2013. Bruce is a four-time Guinness World Record Holder and has spun a basketball without a break for 22 hours and 12 minutes. He's even spun as many as 21 basketballs at the same time.
The family has traveled to 35 different countries and several states around the nation to deliver a Christian message. By using their talents with a basketball, the Creviers hope to inspire young people to challenge themselves in life and help them stay away from the dangers of life on the streets.
This event is building up for Saturday's "Shooting 4 Peace" celebrity basketball game at Coppin State University. The game will feature former NBA greats and Baltimore City Legends as they hope to unite the city through sport.