2K Foundations, the charitable arm of games publishing giant 2K, has partnered with the City of Toronto, local-born artists The Weeknd and Nav to provide Toronto’s Lawrence Heights with a refurbished basketball court.
Specifically, the project will see the court receive a new scoreboard, backboards, repairs and an art installation designed by the award-winning artist Ben Johnston and multimedia artist Trevor Wheatley. Hxouse, the Toronto-based incubator founded by The Weeknd, is assisting on the project.
Lawrence Heights is Toronto Community Housing’s largest Revitalization project.
2K, meanwhile, is no stranger to basketball thanks to its annual best-selling NBA 2K video game series. The publisher says 2K Foundations will support similar charitable projects around the world over the next year related to music programming and education.
Image credit: Toronto Community Housing
Source: 2K Foundations
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