Thunder’s Dion Waiters makes touching donation to his hometown days after brother’s death
Today I donated 10k to my elementary school for them to develop a new playground for the kids. I want to thank the best organization in sports the @okcthunder for the $2500 they donated and I really appreciate all my teammates for coming out and helping me inspire the kids to chase their Dreams.
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An incredibly emotional time in Dion Waiters’ life won’t stop the Oklahoma City Thunder guard from trying to improve the lives of others.
Just days after losing his brother, Demetrius Pickney, to senseless violence in their hometown of Philadelphia, Waiters donated $10,000 to his former Philly elementary school:
Dion Waiters donated $10,000 to his elementary school in south Philly today for a new playground. Cool event. pic.twitter.com/xYuH4Yn6wiArticle continues below ...
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Waiters recently returned to the Thunder, who are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers on Friday, after missing four games to grieve and attend his brother’s funeral.
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