Last year, Drake hosted his first ever "Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW)" in his favorite city outside of Toronto. Now, it appears, he is looking to make it an annual event as the rapper has revealed that the second "Houston Appreciation Weekend" is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
A press release for the event states: "HAW is a weekend of charity driven events hosted by the Grammy Award Winning artist. These events celebrate and honor his second home by assisting Houston non-profit organizations carry out their philanthropic missions within the community. The centerpiece of this year's charitable experience is a celebrity softball game, open to the public, benefiting the Houston Astros' Urban Youth Academy. Presented by his O.V.O imprint, the HAW Celebrity Softball game will take place Friday, May 22nd, at the University of Houston's Cougar Field, gates open at 5:30PM."
The event will also include a celebrity basketball game, following up last year's game in which Houston Rockets' star James Harden, rapper Kirko Bangz, and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant participated.
You can purchase tickets to that game here.
The event was founded as a tribute to "his second home" because that's where Drake kickstarted his music career.
"Drake has a deep passion for working with underprivileged, handicapped, and terminally ill youth," explains HAW event coordinator DeRonica Horn, CEO of Last eMpressions Event Design. "He has a long history of not only using his star power to benefit various organizations, but also dedicating his personal time and money to the benefit of children internationally."
We'll update you when more information on the event becomes available. In the meantime, watch Drake explain why Houston is so important to him in the video below.