Travis Scott‘s Cactus Jack hosted a celebrity softball game yesterday … and he scored big by carving out loads of opportunities for Historically Black Colleges in honor of Black History Month.
The star-studded game went down Thursday inside Houston’s Minute Maid Park — home to MLB’s Astros — and raised awareness for the Waymon Webster HBCU Scholarship Fund and Cactus Jack HBCU Classic.
LaFlame put out the call and a huge list of famous athletes answered to help in the effort: 9-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco and his daughter Josie, Gary Sheffield, Andre Dawson, Shane Victorino and Nick Swisher. Plus, NFL and NBA greats Terrell Owens, Adrian Peterson, Robert Horry, Vince Young, and Tracy Mcgrady.
Travis’ fellow artists came out too … folks like Scarface, Bun B, Metro Boomin, Slim Thug, Sheck Wes, Trae Tha Truth, Paul Wall, and Dominic Fike.
Following the match (which T.O.’s team won), Travis and his family were presented with the Vanguard award by Daniel Moss, Executive Director of the HBCU Foundation, for their dedication to higher learning within the Black community and the scholarship opportunities they’ve provided.
To date, Travis’ efforts have raised about $1 million for 100 graduating HBCU seniors … who were all celebrated during Thursday’s game.
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Fans in attendance enjoyed seeing Travis in his baseball uni … but really wanted to know about his delayed “Utopia” album, which he’s promised would be dropping soon.