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Not Just A Golden State Warrior, Kevin Durant Donates Big To Help Homeless Kids Receive An Education In Oklahoma City

Photo: Positive Tomorrows
Photo: Positive Tomorrows

Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in free agency, but he certainly hasn’t left his old city high and dry off the court.

According to Positive Tomorrows, which provides elementary school education to homeless children, The Kevin Durant Chairty Foundation donated $57,000 to help purchase land for a larger facility. Additionally, Durant’s gift unlocked an anonymous $50,000 grant.

Durant has long been a supporter of Positive Tomorrows, personally delivering shoes to every child at Christmas, fulfilling the school’s entire Amazon Wish List, and funding a summer break camp program. Last Christmas, Durant funded a new scratch kitchen and cafeteria that enabled the school to increase its daily capacity by 16 students in its most recent school year.

 

“Kevin continues to be a great friend to Positive Tomorrows, and he has been instrumental in helping our school grow over the last several years,” Positive Tomorrows President and Principal Susan Agel said. “Still, we consistently turn away students due to a lack of space, and his generous contribution this year along with several anonymous donors will enable us to embark on our upcoming capital campaign debt-free. We are so grateful.”

Last holiday season, Durant donated $35,000 and stopped by for a visit.

According to Positive Tomorrow’s, there are over 8,000 homeless students (kindergarten through high school).

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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