A few months ago I read about the awesome effort of Sole Plus by my good friend @ricklipsett since he has been donating his time to help out our youth. Rick is a very talented artistic friend that does a lot with his own resources to promote art.
Last Saturday I was able to spend time with Rick Lipsett while he ran the Sole Plus part of the Converse Open Gym in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I was able to see how Rick set up the work area where the kids where going to be creating art in the form of the concept of a Converse Sneaker.
For those of you not familiar with Open Gym it is an event sponsored by Converse in which they have a Basketball Tournament and activities around the tournament in which the participants are given free resources such as jerseys, haircuts, and even photos on a blue screen where they appear to be posing with NBA Players.
Overall I was happy to see such a well-organized event in which the community gets really involved.
This also gave me an awesome opportunity to spend time with my good friend Rick and local artists Ivelisse Brigoni and Erick Carreras better known as EKC 4.
If you want to learn more about my experience at the Converse Open Gym Sole Plus event feel free to read my post on the complete experience at PapaHeroes.