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Kevin Durant, Degree deodorant team up on $1 million donation for social justice

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Kevin Durant and Degree Deodorant have teamed up to donate a million dollars to multiple organizations to help teach kids the power of sports in combating social issues.

Durant’s multiple companies, Thirty Five Ventures, The Boardroom, and Kevin Durant Charity Foundation jointly released a statement on the recent events and how the donation will be used.

“We are united in defense of black lives and black voices everywhere, and we join our peers and colleagues in the call for an end to the systemic racism in our country. We are making a donation to the NAACP and Center for Policing Equity in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all those who’ve lost their lives or suffered injustice at the hands of the police.”

Ten organizations will receive funds, three of them in the New York area: Kids in the Game, New Heights Youth Inc., and Row New York.

KD’s contribution is the latest in a string of donations by the Nets organization and individual players since the NBA shut down in March, both for food and financial relief to those affected by COVID-19 and now for social justice programs in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.