KD's Hoops Camp Will Be Special
By Randy Renner
Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has hosted basketball camps in the Oklahoma City metro since moving here with the Thunder franchise from Seattle.
Each year the camp has grown. After spending the first few summers at OKC's Heritage Hall High School, the last couple of KD Camps of been hosted at the Huffman Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.
This year's camp is there too but there will be an additional one held at Westmoore High School in Moore too.
Durant's camp at OU sold out all 600 or so spots in record time this summer so Durant thought it would be a great idea to not only add another camp but to hold the camp in Moore where folks are still recovering from the deadly tornado that swept through that city in the spring of 2013.
KD is providing free camp spots for children affected by the storm. He will even have a special spot for Hezekiah Darbon, a tornado survivor from Briarwood Elementary who was featured in a piece Durant narrated for ESPN.
“When I learned there was almost double the number of kids on the waiting list as enrolled in the camp, it was an easy decision to add the second site,” Durant said in a statement released to the media. “This allows me to double my impact on youth in the community and bring attention back to the area of Moore.”
Durant is planning to go back and forth between the two camps, and will likely have Thunder teammates and coaches assisting.
The camp times will be staggered to better allow Durant to spend time at each camp, which will have a combined 1,200 children coming from 26 states and four countries.
Our cameras will be at the camp on Thursday. Look for an update here on InsideThunder.com