The Sacramento Kings have announced they're partnering with the Build. Black. Coalition and Black Lives Matter Sacramento.
The partnership is to help "fundamentally transform Black communities through deep investment in Black youth in Sacramento", according to the Kings press release.
Thursday night's announcement comes in the wake of the city dealing with the aftermath of the death of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers. His death has sparked outrage from residents in the Sacramento community.
One part of this partnership involves the Kings creating an education fund for Stephon Clark's children.
"This fund cannot fix the issues that led to the death of their father, but it will secure opportunities for their futures while the family and the city grapples with healing," said the Kings.
Also, with assistance form the Build. Black. Coalition, they'll create a multi-year plan aimed to support the education of the youth, while also providing workforce preparation and economic development efforts.
On Friday, Mar. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. a forum called 'Kings and Queens Rise: A Youth Voice Forum for Healing' will be held at the South Sacramento Christian Church.
This forum is to create conversation about Sacramento's black community, police violence, and people dealing with grief over Stephon Clark's killing. Members of the Kings organization like future NBA hall-of-famer Vince Carter, Garrett Temple and Kings Legend Doug Christie will be joined by other city leaders like Black Lives Matter of Sacramento, the NAACP President, SacACT community organizer and more.
The event will kick-off with Sacramento food trucks providing dinner, and involve activities like writing workshops for the youth.