Kevin Durant Funds Renovations at Seat Pleasant Activity Center

As a young man, Kevin Durant spent most of his days at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center. To help keep the activity center going for the next generation of Seat Pleasant kids, KD donated $25K to renovate the Activity Center’s game room/lounge area. In honor of KD’s donation, the Seat Pleasant community center has named the new room “Durant’s Den”. KD made the donation last summer and was on hand this past weekend for the opening of “Durant’s Den”.

Read more about KD’s Donation to the Seat Pleasant Activity Center HERE.

Check out photos from the “Durant’s Den” dedication HERE.

Kevin Durant Highlights From the 2010 Goodman League

KD has blogged about how special the Goodman League has been to him over the years. Despite a crazy summer schedule this summer, KD was still able to make a few appearances at the 2010 Goodman League. Take a look at a hot highlight mix of Kevin doing damage at this years Goodman. Thanks to themarsreel.com for putting it together!

Catch Kevin Durant and the USA Basketball Squad Play at the World Basketball Festival in NYC

Interested in catching KD and his USA Basketball teammates take on France at Madison Square Garden for the World Basketball Festival? Get your tickets for the August 15 international basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden today by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com. You can also order tickets over the phone at 1.800.4.NBA.TIX.

For more information on the World Basketball Festival, check out the WBF Facebook Page.

Kevin Durant and P’Tones Records Apply for the Pepsi Refresh Grant

KD has joined forces with Los Angeles based P’Tones records, rapper Wale and television host Kenny Burns to help build a music studio for high school students in the Washington D.C. area. P’Tones plans to develop a total of 12 studios across the country that will provide high school students with hands-on recording skills and insight into the music industry. To help fund the initiative, they are applying for a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Grant. You can help them receive the Pepsi Refresh Grant by voting HERE.

For more information, view the press release below:

THE LOS ANGELES-BASED AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC STUDIO PROGRAM RUN BY COLLEGE STUDENTS LAUNCHES A VOTING CAMPAIGN TO FUND ITS 12 CITY NATIONWIDE EXPANSION- INCLUDING WASHINGTON D.C.

Los Angeles, CA, Aug 1, 2010 — P’Tones Records announced today that on June 1st, the nonprofit organization will apply to the Pepsi Refresh Grant Competition for a $250,000 grant to fund its planned 12-city nationwide expansion initiative. This will enable P’Tones to develop 12 new recording studios that provide high school students with hands-on recording skills and insight into the music industry. In order to win the grant, voters must visit the official Pepsi Refresh Link (http://www.refresheverything.com/ptones) beginning on June 1 and vote for the organization.

“We are very excited about the Pepsi Refresh Project,” said Oren Rosenbaum, Founder and CEO of P’Tones Records. “It emphasizes the message of giving back to your community, which is what our organization is all about.”

P’Tones is an after-school program for urban high school youth that provides access to semi-professional music studios and an education on how to run a fully functional record label. Its six-course curriculum covers Marketing, New Media, Art, A&R, Publicity and Music Production. The program is run by college interns and celebrity spokespeople, and provides insight into not only music creation, but also the business of the industry and beyond. P’Tones Records is strategically aligned with Warner Music Group, allowing its various music releases to reach the hands of some of the most sought after executives in the industry.

P’Tones Records is strategically aligned with Warner Music Group, allowing its various music releases to reach the hands of some of the most sought after executives in the industry. P’Tones spokespeople include: Lil’ Wayne, Nas, Talib Kweli, Wale, Kevin Durant, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Cool & Dre, Drumma Boy, and more. To date, the organization has partnered with NYU, Miami University, Tulane University, NCCU, and FAMU to provide internships, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities to students applying to partner universities.

P’Tones Records was founded in 2006 by then-17 year old Oren Rosenbaum. As a high school student, he wanted to provide a place where teens could go after school to become enthusiastic about learning and exploring their own musical, professional, and/or artistic talents. P’Tones partners with local community centers and universities to administer programs, funding their development through charitable donations. Once opened, each location is self-sustaining, and students who excel in the curriculum are eligible for college scholarships and/or internships at a major record label.

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For more information, contact:

Andrew Silberstein
P’Tones Records/Music Man Media
(646) 417-8322 x701
andrew@ptonesrecords.com

Bijan Gharavi
P’Tones Records
(310) 279-7090
bijan@ptonesrecords.com

Video From the Kevin Durant Skills Academy

Earlier this summer, KD and Nike Basketball hosted the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago. The Skills Academy brought together some of the best high school and college basketball players in the country. Here’s a highlight video from the Skills Academy put together by Coach Alan Stein and the Stronger Team. In the video you will also get a quick sneak preview of the Nike Zoom KD III.

Kevin Durant Wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse with Team USA

This summer, Kevin Durant and many of his USA Basketball teammates will be wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse USAB Colorway. Check out some photos of KD’s customized Zoom Hyperfuse.

And here’s KD wearing the Zoom Hyperfuse during USA Basketball’s Showcase in Las Vegas last month

For more information on the Zoom Hyperfuse Check out this video:

Pick up a pair of Nike Zoom Hyperfuse in various colorways HERE.

Kevin Durant on the Covers of SLAM and Bounce Magazines

Check out KD on the covers of SLAM and Bounce Magazines for August 2010. The covers are to promote and commemorate the World Basketball Festival and the FIBA World Basketball Championships. For more info on the SLAM cover check out this post on SLAM Online.

Kevin Durant Participates in Make Something!! Workshop

KD recently took a trip to Nike’s Bowery Stadium to meet with the lucky teens taking part in the World Basketball Festival’s Make Something!! Workshops. Check out video from his trip below.

Kevin Durant Signature Moves

Throughout the summer, Kevin has tweeted daily about being in the gym and working on his game. Well, KD and Nike got together to show fans and young ball players some off some of the moves KD works on. Check them out below:

The 62

Counter 62

Crossover

Kobe Move

Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings and Stephen Curry Talk NBA ELITE 11

Check out this video of Kevin, Brandon Jennings and Stephen Curry chatting about EA’s new NBA ELITE 11. For more information on NBA ELITE 11, visit NBAElite.com.

-Team KD

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