Derek Jeter’s two decade career in the majors exemplified and set the blueprint for how to give and earn respect on and off the field.

What began as a moment to honor Jeter’s storied career has now evolved into a mindset shared by Jordan Brand athletes across the world: RE2PECT.

Yesterday in Chicago, Jordan Brand began the evolution of RE2PECT by recognizing local leaders and highlighting its message — RE2PECT Above All — across the city.

“It’s an honor to be in my hometown being recognized alongside my father and other amazing leaders from our community,”says Jordan Brand family member and Chicago native Jabari Parker. “The initial RE2PECT campaign was inspiring, and I’m excited to see how that iconic moment has evolved into a mindset shared by me and the entire Jordan Brand family. The people being honored today truly represent what it means to put RE2PECT Above All, which is what I aspire to do on and off the court.”

To celebrate RE2PECT Above All, Jordan Brand, in partnership with Champs, celebrated seven Chicago heroes for their commitment to helping the community and inducted each one to the Champs Sports Wall of Champions.

  • Aleta Clark, Community Activist/Founder of ‘Hugs No Slugs’
  • Andrew Barber, Creator of Fake Shore Drive
  • Jabari Parker, 4x Illinois high school basketball Champion, high school All-American, NBA player, member of the Jordan Brand famil
  • Justin Johnson, Founder of ‘Kicks For The City’
  • Kevin Coval, Director of Young Chicago Authors/Founder of Louder Than A Bomb
  • Monica Haslip, Founder of Little Black Pearl
  • Sonny Parker, Founder of the Sonny Parker Foundation, Chicago basketball legend

Take a look at the pictures above to see how the seven Chicago heroes were celebrated.


via: Nike

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