Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and the Durant Family Foundation are donating $500,000 toward Bowie State athletics.
The donation will go toward installing a new basketball court at A.C. Jordan Arena, additional bleachers, and enhancements to the press box.
A portion of the money is also earmarked for “financial support for men’s and women’s basketball and university athletics programs.”
According to Wanda Durant, KD’s mother and the president of the Durant Family Foundation, it was imperative for them to give back to the county KD grew up in, Prince George’s County, Maryland.
“Bowie State was the perfect place to make a meaningful impact,” she said. “We are dedicated to providing resources and possibilities to students for higher education, especially in Prince George’s County.”
Durant’s donation to Bowie State is just the latest in the Seat Pleasant native’s philanthropic efforts in Prince George’s County. In 2019, Durant’s foundation partnered with College Track to establish College Track at the Durant Center in Suitland, Md, to help first-generation and low-income students pursue higher education.
The Durant Family Foundation has also previously renovated 27 basketball courts around the globe in cities like Berlin, Oklahoma City, Guangzhou, Taipei, New Delhi, Redwood, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
“We’re grateful for the resources that Kevin Durant and his family foundation have generously donated to Bowie State University to advance student success in achieving their academic goals,” said Bowie State president Aminta Breaux. “His contributions will go a long way towards updating our facilities and ensure a top-tier athletic experience for all of our students.”