Kevin Durant's Charity Donates To OKC Homeless Charity
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant apparently has no hard feelings toward Oklahoma City, despite the backlash he received after leaving the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA offseason. Durant's foundation has donated $57,000 toward an effort to build a new school for the city's homeless children. Positive Tomorrows president Susan Agel says in a statement that Durant "has been instrumental" in helping the school's growth.
Kevin Durant Charity Foundation teamed up with NIKE, Inc. and Kevin Durant himself to start the BUILD THEM AND THEY WILL BAL Courts Renovation Initiative aimed at building as many as possible high-quality basketball courts throughout the country and beyond, accessible to underprivileged youth.
The goal of the KDCF mission is to create chances for young people from low-income backgrounds to dedicate themselves to education and sports.
Kevin Durant explained, "When I was young, playing basketball was one of the things that kept me out of trouble and kept me focused on my growth and maturity in to the man I would eventually become. For that reason, I’ve always wanted to play a leadership role in communities and neighborhoods – like the one I grew up in – and give kids a chance to choose health, teamwork and basketball over some of the other negative influences they may face. Thanks to Nike and many other supporters, the renovation and development of these basketball courts is the perfect opportunity to open these doors."