Nike Kevin Durant China Tour 2011: Day 1 in Guangzhou
On July 8, Kevin Durant, in his first visit to Guangzhou, China visited Jinan University to meet and share his basketball stories with passionate local basketball fans. Durant also met with volunteers from the GameChangers program and encouraged them to keep up their efforts to help the disadvantaged by using sports to give back to the community.
During this first stop of his 2011 tour, more than 2,000 fans packed Jinan University stadium to meet Durant. He watched an Under 19 regional final of Baller’s Network Summer Basketball Tournament and presented awards to the champions who will also have the chance to participate in All-Star training camps and the Greater China Tournament of Champions in Shanghai in August.
As part his visit to Guangzhou, Kevin Durant saluted the efforts of a volunteer team from Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College for their community project under the GameChangers program. The team received a grant from Nike and the China Youth Development Foundation to use sport to raise awareness about pollution in the Wen Rui Tang. They hosted a basketball tournament and other sports activities at seven area universities using these events as a platform to raise awareness among 1,500 students about the seriousness of the pollution and how to help clean it up. Durant gave the volunteers encouragement for using sports to change the world and to give back to the community.
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