Nike Kevin Durant China Tour 2011: Day 5 in Tianjin
On the afternoon of July 12, Kevin Durant visited Tianjin People’s Stadium to meet, share stories, and play basketball with local hoops players and fans. In his very first visit to the city, 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.
At this third stop of his 2011 tour, more than 1,600 basketball fans packed the 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 Tianjin, Durant saluted the efforts of a GameChangers program volunteer team from Fudan University for their innovative community project for poor rural children. The team received a grant from Nike and China Youth Development Foundation to use sport to challenge rural schools students in Gansu Province to pursue their dreams. They spent three days at the county’s only primary school, teaching and hosting sports and arts activities for the children.
Previously in the day, Durant attended Nankai High School for a basketball skills clinic and also visited Sheng’ao Nike Store in Tianjin where he judged NIKEiD shoe designs submitted by local youth.
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