The Brooklyn Nets love their home in NYC. As an organization, the Brooklyn Nets have worked hard to show love to their hometown.
They have created The Brooklyn Nets Community Foundation which serves to raise money to support their community efforts. They also offer their “Fan Experience” which lets fans be part of it all with things like scoreboard messages, pre-game courtside photos, VIP nights and more.
In past years, the Nets and their ownership have been responsible for millions of dollars of donations to local charities and their players can be seen helping at local shelters, food pantries and events.
Here is a look at what some of the Nets players have been up to in the last year.
Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant Charity Foundation
Kevin Durant was just named a captain for the All Star Game again and no one would question his contribution to the Nets on the court.
However, you might not be as familiar with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF). The foundation was founded back in 2013 and has worked hard to help kids from low-income backgrounds with educational, athletic and social programs. His foundation does work in his hometown of Washington, DC, his adopted hometown of NYC, where the Nets love NYC, and even internationally.
The foundation administers his youth basketball program and works directly with programs to help with youth athletics, girls empowerment, disaster relief, homelessness and social justice.
Patty Mills, Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA)
Patty Mills and his wife, Alyssa are new to NYC, but have fallen in love with their new home. Mills sites the culture, music and variety of people and languages as the things that make him love New York the most. If you have noticed his contribution on the court, wait until you see what he has done off of it.
Mills is well known for his charity work, especially in his home country of Australia. He launched the Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) and has given millions of dollars to help social justice causes. His work does not end there.
Mills has worked independently and with the Nets organization to help provide meals and other relief during the COVID-19 crisis and is active with programs for at-risk youth in NYC. He is definitely a shining example of how the Nets love NYC.
DeAndre’ Bembry, AP World (Adrian Potts World)
DeAndre’ Bembry is a new addition to the Nets (love NYC) this year. Like many of the Nets players, Bembry is all about what he can do to help others. He founded AP World, named for his brother Adrian Potts. The foundation has done work across the country in major cities including Charlotte, Indianapolis and Atlanta. Now he is bringing his brand of charity to NYC.
In the past, the foundation has been responsible for providing athletic shoes for children, as well as winter coats. He has worked with community activist Elizabeth Whitmore, hosted drives for toiletries for those in need and will present charity opportunities that include shoe giveaways and more throughout All-Star Weekend.
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