LL Cool J has partnered with sports product brand ACE for a nationwide competition for young athletes.
The contest – which asks “sports fans and aspiring young athletes to submit their ‘A’ Game video entries showcasing unique skills and one-of-a-kind winning moments in sports” – kicked off on Monday, October 7th at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
LL spoke at the event and posed for photos with a group of student athletes:
I am honored to celebrate young athletes and their accomplishments through the ACE Brand ‘A’ Game Challenge,” said LL COOL J. “I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact team sports can have on our youth — as I always say, ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’ Our country is filled…with talented and aspiring young athletes and I can’t wait to see their ‘A’ Game winning moments! [MORE]
ACE has also partnering with After School All-Stars for the competition, a national organization which holds year-round, school-based after school programs. The “A” Game contest will be accepting submissions through November 15th from athletes aged 13 to 24. The winner will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship or cash prize from LL Cool J.
Click through the gallery up top for more photos of LL Cool J and the young athletes at the NYC kickoff. For more info on the ACE Brand ‘A’ Game Challenge, visit ACEBrand.com/AGameChallenge.