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Kevin Durant commits $10 million to kids from his hometown

The Warriors’ superstar is making a serious donation to help kids from Prince George County go to college.

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Kevin Durant is giving back to the community, in a huge way. During an off day on the east coast, the Golden State Warriors’ superstar publicly announced an amazing gift that he is giving to his home community, a few days after revealing it on social media.

Durant is teaming up with College Track and Prince George County Public Schools to open the Durant Center, which will help kids from the area - where Durant grew up - attend college.

As reported by WJLA, Durant spoke to students and their family members on Tuesday, and said that, “This is the realization of a dream of mine. To come back home and positively impact the lives of kids – who share the ambitions I’ve always had – with world-class educational opportunities and resources that can completely change the game in our community for generations to come.”

Durant is reaching into his pockets and donating an amazing $10 million, through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, to fund the project. It will be the first College Track program on the east coast, and figures to dramatically help kids in the area, as College Track has an established record of greatly increasing college rates for first-generation students, and kids from low-income households.

Needless to say, the community was very grateful.

What an outstanding move, by an outstanding person and player. We’re pretty lucky to have him on our team.

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