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Kevin Durant donates $500K to HBCU program Bowie State
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant donated $500,000 to the Bowie State University athletic program through his Durant Family Foundation on Monday. (Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Durant donates $500K to HBCU program Bowie State

BOWIE, Md. (BVM) – With Christmas fast approaching, many people are participating in the season of giving. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant also appears to be in a giving mood as he made a sizable donation to an HBCU basketball program near his hometown.

On Monday, Durant and his Durant Family Foundation announced a donation of $500,000 to the Bowie State University athletic department. The donation is set to be used for renovations of the basketball arena in the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex at BSU and additional financial support for men’s and women’s basketball and university athletics programs. The donation will also establish a scholarship for Durant Center College Track students who attend Bowie State.

“We are dedicated to providing resources and possibilities to students for higher education, especially in Prince George’s County,” Wanda Durant, Kevin’s mother and leader of the Durant Family Foundation, said in a school press release.  “Bowie State was the perfect place to make a meaningful impact.”

Following the public announcement of the donation, Kevin tweeted out his support for the Bowie State athletics programs as well.

Bowie State is located in Prince George’s County, the same county where Kevin grew up as he lived in Seat Pleasant. This isn’t the first time Kevin has donated to the area either, as he also worked with College Track to establish College Track at the Durant Center in Suitland, Maryland, to help first-generation and low-income students pursue higher education.

“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,” Bowie State President Aminta Breaux said in the release. “His contributions will go a long way towards updating our facilities and ensure a top-tier athletic experience for all of our students. The foundation has already built a network of community-centric services within the Durant Center in Prince George’s County that is exemplary.”

Renovations will include the installation of a new basketball court, expansion of seating capacity and upgrades to the press box area. Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. The Bowie Bulldogs are an NCAA Division II program.

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