The Warriors hold a 1-0 series lead against the San Antonio Spurs after they came back from a 25-point deficit. Steph Curry scored 19 points to bring the Warriors back within striking distance and Kevin Durant took over in the fourth quarter and they escaped with a win.
Durant was the star on the court in Game 1, but he’s even a better person off of it. The Kevin Durant Charity will unveil four new basketball court at the Lincoln Square Park in Oakland on May 17th. The project is part of BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL program, which also involves the Warriors Community Foundation.
The courts will be unveiled on May 17 and ceremony will take place inside the new Lincoln Square Gym. 200 kids will get a chance to meet Durant and participate in basketball clinics with the Warriors coaching staff.
Durant and his foundation has gone to different locations all across the globe to renovate courts for people of all ages to have a nice play to hoop it up. Basketball is important to all of us, but this is what really matters, being able to help others in need.
For more information, here is the official press release from the Warriors:
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation announced that, as part of the BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL program, Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant will unveil four newly refurbished basketball courts at Lincoln Square Park in downtown Oakland on Wednesday, May 17. Durant, in partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation, the Good Tidings Foundation, the LISC/ESPN Pilot Home Court Program and the Finish Line Youth Foundation, will host a court unveiling ceremony inside the new Lincoln Square Gym (261 11th Street, Oakland CA 94607) from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Being able to bring the BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL program to Oakland is a great honor for me,” said Durant. “Just this week I’ve had the opportunity to bring this program to my hometown of Seat Pleasant and now my current home in Oakland, with plans to continue to expand throughout the world. This program means a lot to me and I’m proud that I can help the next generation of kids chase their dreams on new, fresh courts.”
At the unveiling at Lincoln Square Gym, over 200 Oakland youth, ages 6-18, will have the opportunity to interact with the 2013-14 NBA MVP during basketball clinics on the four newly renovated basketball courts, led by Warriors Basketball Camp staff.
This event is closed to the public. Media wishing to cover should contact Warriors PR for complete details.
Through his Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s signature program, BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL, the Warriors All-Star Forward has completed court renovations in Oklahoma City, OK, Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Guangzhou, China; and Berlin, Germany along with unveiling two newly renovated basketball courts in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland today, Monday, May 15. Upcoming court renovations will include additional locations in the Bay Area (Summer 2017), New York City (June 2017) and Delhi, India (Summer 2017).
Through the Warriors Makin’ Hoops program, the Warriors Community Foundation and Good Tidings Foundation have refurbished over 70 basketball courts around the Bay Area since 2000, helping to revitalize local neighborhoods and communities.
For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Playoffs, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit warriors.com.