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In conjunction with the District of Columbia Housing Authority, Kevin Durant and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF) expanded on its signature program with the unveiling of brand-new basketball court renovations at Potomac Gardens and Hopkins Apartments, both DCHA communities, in Southeast Washington DC.

As part of the unveiling on October 5, several dozen youth from the local communities worked on their passing, dribbling, and shooting today on newly refurbished, painted basketball courts that feature brand-new hoops and nets. Both Wanda Durant, Kevin’s mother, and Tyrone Garrett, Executive Director of the DCHA, were in attendance and made remarks during the brief speaking program.

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“With this partnership with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, our young people have a refreshed space to play and keep healthy and active,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “Basketball teaches kids dexterity, quick decision making, mobility, as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Combined with education, these are all great skills to take with you on your path to success. DCHA looks forward to working with the foundation in the future”

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL, KDCF’s signature program, works to build or fully renovate basketball courts in underserved communities across the United States and internationally in addition to ensuring the courts are utilized for youth athletic programming. Since 2015, courts have been built or renovated in Oklahoma City; Guangzhou, China; Berlin, Germany; Austin; Seattle, New York, and San Francisco.

“The KDCF continues to expand its incredible footprint across the globe, and we are extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish thus far,” said Rich Kleiman, Vice President of KDCF and Partner of Thirty Five Ventures. “This is the latest installment of Kevin’s continued efforts within his hometown of DC and we are very excited to provide the community with first-class athletic programming as well as a beautiful place to play for years to come.”

The’s kick-off event for the community also included music, pizza supplied by Pieology and drinks by WTRMLN WTR. Nike and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation supplied the youth in attendance with giveaways. Washington Redskin Josh Norman also stopped by. 

 

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Last modified: 10/9/2018 3:26:10 PM