Kevin Durant to Donate $10 Million to Help Children in his Hometown

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Kevin Durant
OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Kevin Durant /

Kevin Durant returned to his hometown ahead of the Warriors’ victory over the Wizards and made a generous contribution to help children succeed.

The Warriors had a long to-do list on their most recent trip to Washington D.C.

In lieu of President Trump rescinding the team’s invite to the White House after winning the championship last season, the team decided to give back to the community by spending time with underprivileged children and taking a tour of the new African-American Museum.

Kevin Durant continued his humanitarian efforts by committing $10 million to opening a new chapter of College Track in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, where KD grew up.

College Track is a program that gives children the tools to attend college, and acts as a launching pad in making a better life. The program provides tutoring, test preparation, help with financial aid, and ultimately selecting which college would be the right fit for each child.

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The program is described as a ladder to higher education that the children must climb themselves.

“This hits home, because it’s right in the neighborhood where me and my buddies lived,” Durant told the Washington Post. “I want to do my part, whatever it is. If College Track students want to be the next Steve Jobs or the next influencer or the next tastemakers, they can get there.”

This will be the first College Track program to begin operation on the East Coast, and The Durant Center will be the first of three facilities built to facilitate this program. 400 College Track participants have already graduated from college, and that number is expected to jump to 496 this year.

Durant wants to provide the children of Seat Pleasant the help him and his friends never had growing up, and he is doing just that with this extremely generous donation and the hands-on work he is doing in the community.

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