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Kevin Durant: Overwhelming waiting list prompts Thunder star to add camp in Moore

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — With 900 children on the waiting list for Kevin Durant’s basketball camp, the NBA’s MVP decided to create another camp Aug. 7-8 in Moore.
By Cody Stavenhagen Published: July 23, 2014
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photo - Kevin Durant hands a signed T-shirt to Noah Kern, 9 of Muskogee after a shootout during the second day of the Kevin Durant basketball camp at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 30, 2011.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Kevin Durant hands a signed T-shirt to Noah Kern, 9 of Muskogee after a shootout during the second day of the Kevin Durant basketball camp at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 30, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

MOORE — Registration for Kevin Durant’s basketball camp at the University of Oklahoma’s Huston Huffman Center filled after a couple of weeks, but 900 children were left on the waiting list.

The solution?

For Durant — maybe only for someone like Durant — it was to open a second camp that will run simultaneously Aug. 7-8, and having it in a community still recovering from a catastrophic tornado.

Durant announced Wednesday he will host a second camp at Westmoore High School in Moore, allowing 600 additional kids to attend.

Durant is reserving free camp spots for children affected by the May 2013 Moore tornado. He will even have a special spot for Hezekiah Darbon, a tornado survivor from Briarwood Elementary who was featured in a piece Durant narrated for ESPN.

“When I learned there was almost double the number of kids on the waiting list as enrolled in the camp, it was an easy decision to add the second site,” Durant said in a release. “This allows me to double my impact on youth in the community and bring attention back to the area of Moore.”

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