Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is giving back to his hometown of Seattle by helping underprivileged kids share his love for basketball.
In collaboration with Sparkling Ice®, the NBA MVP’s Kevin Durant’s Charity Foundation (KDCF) renovated the basketball court at Powell Barnett Park during its “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL” court renovation initiative. This initiative aims to increase the number of high-quality, playable basketball courts that are available for underprivileged youth across the United States and the globe.
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“Since we first started collaborating with Kevin Durant in 2014, we have looked forward to the day we would work together to unveil the renovated basketball court for our local community,” said Kevin Klock, President and CEO of Talking Rain Beverage Co, the owner of Sparkling Ice.
“Durant started his professional career right here in Seattle, and we are proud to support his foundation in giving back to our community that has given us so much.”
During the big reveal of the court’s full renovation, Durant shot some hoops with children from the Boys and Girls Club Garfield, and surrounding communities
“I am proud of the work we accomplished for the BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL program this past year,” said Durant.
“I have always been thankful for the role basketball played in my life as I was growing up and I understand that access to high-quality courts is important for the next generation to learn, play and have fun on. I have seen the success of these courts first hand. And now with the help of Sparkling Ice, I am thrilled to bring the same opportunities to the Seattle community that is so near to my heart.”
The KDCF benefitted other communities with its “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL” initiatives including Oklahoma City, Austin, TX, Germany, and China.
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