Kevin Durant, Nike Team Up to Support Oklahoma

Feb. 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We all know what took place in Moore, Oklahoma. Still, the city, state, and families abroad are devastated. While all of Oklahoma is rallying around each other, the Sooner state is a long way from being back to their everyday lives after the day that will forever terrify them.

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Nike are doing their part, however. Durant donated $1 million of his own money to Red Cross to help the relief effort, and also worked with Nike to send a donation of Nike products worth $1 million to those of Moore.

If that wasn’t already enough, Durant and Nike are donating all profit from sales of the new KD V Elites from May 23 until June 15. This window will close on Saturday, but that does not diminish the amazing work of both Durant and Nike to help those in need.

The profit from the sales of Durant’s newest sneaker will be evenly distributed to two different organizations, KaBOOM! and Moore Public School Foundation. KaBOOM! is a non-profit organization that builds playground for children in need. Moore Public School Foundation is exactly what its name states, a non-profit supporting the schools of Moore, Oklahoma.

Kevin Durant has always shown his appreciation for the state of Oklahoma, but it is more apparent than ever that it is more than just a place to play basketball for the support. Oklahoma is home.

 

Topics: Kevin Durant, NBA, Nike, Oklahoma City Thunder

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