Warriors star Klay Thompson donates basketball court to local kids

- Warriors star Klay Thompson is giving back to the community, by donating a basketball court to kids in Oakland. 

Klay Thompson Court, the newly-refurbished basketball court at KIPP Bridge Academy in West Oakland, was officially opened for use with a dedication ceremony on Wednesday. 

Thompson donated the funds to refurbish the school's basketball court and rec room, continuing his mission of creating a lasting legacy of impact in the Oakland community.

The donation extends Klay's involvement with both KIPP Schools and the Good Tidings Foundation, his two principle charitable endeavors since beginning his NBA career with the Warriors in 2011.

His contributions include a $25,000 donation to the school through the Warriors Community Foundation last year, and in 2016, giving his NBA All-Star and NBA Three-Point Championship winnings to the two organizations.

Klay has also invested his time, visiting KIPP schools and taking part in Good Tidings Rock Star Road Trips with school-age children on numerous occasions.

In addition to the new court and rec room, Klay also donated new shoes and other athletic gear such as socks, wristbands, and water bottles to each of the school's over 600 students.

Founded in 2002, KIPP Bridge Academy is a K-8 public charter school located in West Oakland that is free and open to all students.

 

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