Kings create fund for Stephon Clark's two kids.
The Sacramento Kings have partnered with the Build. Black. Coalition and Black Lives Matter Sacramento amid protests in the wake of the police shooting of Stephon Clark. The Kings formed this partnership in an effort to “fundamentally transform Black communities through deep investment in Black youth.”
Kings players Vince Carter and Garrett Temple, as well as former Kings guard Doug Christie, will participate in an event on Friday titled "Kings and Queens Rise: A Youth Voice Forum for Healing" at a local church.
According to the official press release,
"The players will join Build. Black. leaders Pastor Les Simmons, Voice of The Youth activist Berry Accius, Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt , Greater Sacramento Urban League President Cassandra Jennings, SacACT Community Organizer Ryan McClinton, Sistallect founder Kellie Todd - Griffin, NAACP President Betty Williams , and Tanya Faison founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento to host an unapologetic conversation about Sacramento’s Black community, police violence and facilitating healing the grief that youth are experiencing in the wake of the Stephon Clark shooting. The event will include food for the youth, healing activities and entertainment as we focus on how to build a better template for Black futures."
Additionally, the Kings are also creating an education fund for Clark’s two kids.