Rapper The Game Helps Teen Fund His Dream to Pilot Around the World
Rapper The Game’s humanitarian efforts have been in full force lately, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The Compton bred rapper is helping an African-American teen become the youngest person to fly solo around the globe. 16-year-old Isaiah Cooper is hoping to raise $45,000 to fund his flight around the world, and the Game has already donated $1,000, and asked his Instagram followers to contribute with a donation. Check out his post below.
If 49,000 people donated $1 we'd reach his goal in 1 hour.... I DONATED the 1st $1,000 & I'm up early & in a good supportive mood this morning & I hope you are too... 2 weeks ago we raised 50k for Officer Norman in ONE DAY !!! Last week we raised 5k in 2 hours for to young brothers MOTHERS funeral.... TOGETHER WE MAKE SHIT HAPPEN over here..... So I will ask ALL MY FANS or just any person with a heart to pay it forward TODAY & DONATE any amount from as small as $1 to @aerosquad.zae #IsaiahCooper the youngest AFRICAN AMERICAN pilot to ever fly across AMERICA. He made the trip in 2 weeks & now has his mind set on being the youngest AFRICAN AMERICAN pilot to fly around the world when he's 18 years old, the required age to be able to make the trip alone. This trip will have costs of things he will need to complete it, fuel, food equipment etc..... so PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & DONATE ANYTHING you can to help him accomplish his dream.... As usual, I will start with a donation of $1,000 in hopes that by the end of the day we have ALL helped him reach his goal of $45,000...... It takes us ALL to support one another...... IF YOU CARE & WANT TO BE APART OF THE SOLUTION, SHOW IT.... CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO NOW !!!!!! #BlackBoyFly #SupportCompton #therobinhoodproject #partnersinkynd #SupportIsLove
Cooper, who is also from Compton, California, attends the Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum aviation youth program (TAM); he has since he was 5 years old. The message below is from the young pilots personal GoFundMe account.
“As I got older, I began hanging with the wrong crowd, doing seriously self destructive things." Realizing that this was not how I wanted to live my life, I returned to TAM. My main goal is to become a productive young man with a future in aviation, and not a statistic. On Monday, July 18th I became the youngest African American to pilot an airplane around the continental United States. I flew from Compton to Maine, to Washington, to Florida and back to Compton, California. This epic journey gave me the experience necessary to achieve my ultimate goal to be the youngest person to fly solo around the world at age 18.
He’s since received congratulatory shout outs from actor Jamie Foxx, as he also received a certificate of achievement from the City of Compton.
Game also donated money for a police officer in Arkansas this month, as well as two young fans struggling to pay for their mother’s funeral. Let’s applaud his efforts to make a difference in the world, because being a "gangster rapper" doesn’t mean they don’t care.