Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Basketball courts at Open Road Park getting refurbished thanks to NBA star Kevin Durant



Work is at roughly the halfway point at Open Road Park adjacent to the East Side Community School on 12th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.

As the signs note, the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF) is funding the refurbishment of the basketball courts.



Here's more about the program:

In 2015, NIKE, Inc., Kevin Durant, and the KDCF partnered to create the BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL Courts Renovation Initiative to increase the number of high quality basketball courts accessible to underprivileged youth across the United States and internationally. BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL will propel the mission of the KDCF to enrich the lives of youth from low-income backgrounds through various educational and athletic programs.

The refurbishment includes a KDCF mural by Bronx-based artist André Trenier (who does the monthly murals on the gate at Mikey Likes It on Avenue A)...





Perhaps this will entice Durant to come play for the Knicks. #Heh

3 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Durant playing for the Knicks is a possibility, for the organization under Dolan is notorious for offering dumb contracts. He will probably be a Knick when he's past his prime.

Build it and they will ball. Do they know what Ballin' means? It's a good cause, but it sounds like a line from a porn version of Field of Dreams.

Anonymous said...

Kevin's one of the good ones!

Pinch said...

His MVP speech from a few or so years back is worth the time to listen to and watch.