NBA Superstar Kevin Durant is making big moves on and off the court. Per Durant’s company The Boardroom, the Brooklyn Nets forward announced that he and the Durant Foundation have donated $500,000 to Bowie State University. The money will be used to renovate the AC Jordan Arena on campus as well as revitalizing the various athletic programs on campus. A new basketball court, additional bleachers and press box enhancements are to come from the donation as well as a scholarship fund for the Maryland-Based HBCU.
The investment is the latest in Durant’s philanthropic portfolio. in 2019, the Durant Family Foundation partnered with College Track to establish College Track at the Durant Center in Suitland. The program was created with the aims of helping students from lower-income environments get their education.
“We are dedicated to providing resources and possibilities to students for higher education, especially in Prince George’s County,” said Wanda Durant, who leads the Durant Family Foundation, “Bowie State was the perfect place to make a meaningful impact.”
Bowie State President Dr. Aminta Breaux also spoke on the size-able donation, saying, “We’re grateful for the resources that Kevin Durant and his foundation have generously donated to Bowie State. His contributions will go a long way towards updating our facilities and ensure offer 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.”
Bowie State University, founded in 1865, is the oldest of 4 HBCUs in the state of Maryland. Kevin Durant grew up Prince George’s County, the area that Bowie State is located in.