Kevin Durant commits $10 million to help Prince George’s County students go to college
Prince George’s County native and NBA star Kevin Durant is giving back to the community in a big way.
Durant has committed $10 million in a partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools to help students go to college, according to the Washington Post.
Durant’s investment will help fund a program called College Track, a 10-year program that provides support to disadvantaged students to help them attend college.
As part of the investment, a College Track center, called the Durant Center, will be built in his hometown of Seat Pleasant. It’s expected to open later this year, according to the Post.
“The Durant Center has been a dream of mine for a long time, excited to announce it's finally happening in Prince George's County with @CollegeTrack @PGCPS,” Durant wrote Friday afternoon on Twitter.
Like Durant, Prince George's County Public Schools also shared on its official Twitter account the Washington Post article about his $10 million commitment.
The Durant Center will be the first College Track center on the East Coast, as well as the first of three in the D.C. area. The other two facilities are expected to come by 2021, according to the Post.
College Track currently has nine centers, in California, Colorado and Louisiana.
Durant, 29, went to college at the University of Texas, where he spent one season before leaving for the NBA. He currently plays as a small forward for the Golden State Warriors.