Kevin Durant: NBA's Santa Claus
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Kevin Durant: NBA's Santa Claus

Kevin Durant: NBA's Santa Claus

The famous Oklahoma Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant is doing more than aiming for free throws this winter, he’s aiming to give 5,000 children a Christmas to remember. Durant and his family are hosting the second annual Durant Family Christmas Toy Drive, and are asking the public for help in reaching this goal. 

The toy drive gave away an incredible 2,000 gifts last year, but they are hoping to more than double that amount this Christmas season. It was created in hopes of assisting the Oklahoma City community by giving back during the holiday season and giving gifts to children who normally would not have received them. 

The Durant family is encouraging the public to get involved by donating presents for the children. If you don’t have time to shop for a gift, you can make a monetary donation online and one of the toy drive’s helpers will go shopping for you! Toys will be collected at drop-off locations around the city, through corporate donations, and from online donations. The gifts should be new and unwrapped, and should cost between $10 and $20. A list of toy suggestions for each age group can be found on the toy drive’s website listed below. The deadline for donations is Saturday, December 20. 

The gift-giving event will take place on December 22 at the Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and children ranging from birth to 16 years old are encouraged to come and receive a present. There are also opportunities to take a picture with Santa Claus and enjoy other fun holiday festivities. More information on the event and donation drop-off locations can be found at

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