(BALTIMORE – January 31, 2019) – Baltimore basketball legend Charles “Choo” Smith is being honored by is alma mater, Baltimore City College.
If you do not know his story, one can say that basketball took the Sandtown native around the world as he played for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Since then, he has returned to the Greater Baltimore area to share his gift with countless youth of all races. He is a stand-up man who is deeply steeped in his faith.
With the heart of a lion, he is also as peaceful as a dove. In case one is wondering why the accolades, just know that in a Choo Smith – there is the comfort of knowing that some way and somehow, a bright change is in the making.
Despite all of the horrors of Baltimore City, Choo Smith is that beacon of hope – especially in the inner-city and even more so, his beloved Sandtown community.
While it can be easy to forget where one comes from, you will never have that issue with Choo. From the projects to the White House, he remains grounded – just the way his parents raised him to be.
In any event, here is the official notice today from Choo’s Facebook page:
“I am honored to have my Harlem Globetrotter Jersey hung in the gymnasium at my high school alma mater, Baltimore City College. On Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm, there will be a jersey dedication ceremony.
I am proud to be a City College Knight and I carried that pride all over the world with me as I traveled as a Globetrotter.
I want to thank Principal Cindy Harcum and Athletic Director/Coach Rolynda Contee for thinking of me and adding my jersey to City College athletic history.
If you are able to come out on February 22nd at 1:30 pm as we dedicate my Globetrotter jersey to City College, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks again, Principal Harcum and Coach Lynda. I love you both!”
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