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Kevin Durant’s Gift to the Children of Positive Tomorrows


Kevin Durant visits Positive Tomorrows School in Oklahoma City, Ok on December 9, 2015. Photo: Layne Murdoch | NBAE via Getty Images


Oklahoma City’s first NBA superstar Kevin Durant did it again, donating $35,000 to the Oklahoma City Public School’s “Positive Tomorrows” today.  It was the third time the Thunder great has donated to this school.  The money will go to re-model the cafeteria’s kitchen, school supplies, school kits for learning, and other various related needs for the children.  Homeless children make up the student body of the school.


As Durant stated today, “Hopefully I can provide some hope and excitement.  This is one of those places where kids, they don’t know what’s going on around them. They just always have a smile on their face, always exuberant and I just want to provide a sense of happiness for them. Glad I can do so. These people here have showed me so much love and support, I just try to reciprocate.  I can remember when I was that age and I wanted somebody to come and talk to us when I was a kid. We never thought it was possible. So I just want to provide that for kids coming up now. Hopefully it’s something they remember forever and it inspires them.”


Number 35 for OKC, but number one for Positive Tomorrows, Durant will be back in action tomorrow night against the Atlanta Hawks.  Today was a break day as the Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzles last night on the road in the river city.  A great way to spend some valuable time with some children that were ever grateful for the generous gift of time and resources by the most recognized face in the city and state.



Top Photo:  Kevin Durant pays another surprise visit to Positive Tomorrows, OKC school for homeless children. This time, he brought a $35,000 donation to renovate the school’s kitchen.    Photo Credit:  Layne Murdoch | NBAE via Getty Images

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Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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