Karen Civil teamed up with Adidas for the first-ever Live Civil Basketball Camp in her hometown, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The #LiveCivilDay event, hosted by Mouse Jones, encouraged youth in the community to say fit, motivated and active all summer ’17. The teams—Khaseem Greene Dream Team, S.O.A.R. Program and Rich Tabor’s New Life Basketball Team—went head-to-head in the live competition.

Jersey native and San Antonio Spurs forward, Kyle Anderson, coached alongside Civil and shared the importance of a healthy lifestyle and pursuing your passion. “Growing up my dad took me to a lot of events and I always enjoyed them, so giving back and supporting events now is only right,” he said. “It’s extra special when it’s the home state, too.”

Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, also a native to the state, gifted the winner of the half-court shot contest with a signed jersey.

“Live Civil Day represents community, positivity, encouragement, health, and wellness,” Civil says, who was surprised with the key to the city on behalf of the city of Elizabeth for all of her accomplishments. “As an Elizabeth Native, I believe it is my duty to give back to my community. Our youth is our future and it truly takes a village to raise a child. I want children to know that they can create the life they dream of despite the odds that are against them.”

The tournament was a monumental unification for the community, whose purpose is uplift the youth and represent the city’s diversity. Three local basketball organizations consisting of 100 kids were gifted brand new customized Adidas basketball uniforms, t-shirts, sneakers, book bags, Beats by Dre Power Beats and a months supply of Gatorade. Attendees were gifted with Adidas sack packs, sneakers and t-shirts at the Mickey Walker Recreational Center.

Check out shots from the positive vibes below!