Tampa Catholic High School announced a $2 million donation given by Kevin Knox II, a 2017 graduate of Tampa Catholic High School, and current New York Knicks basketball player. Knox’s gift will fund the Kevin Knox II Fieldhouse at Tampa Catholic.
It is for a new gymnasium facility that will be home to a state-of-the-art fitness center. The new facility is currently under construction, and scheduled to be complete by this Spring and will be used by all Tampa Catholic athletes and fellow students in the school.
A special young man, alumus and pro b-ball player has just made a transformative $2,000,000 gift to our school.— Tampa Catholic (@tampacatholic) January 14, 2022
“I just really wanted to give back to the school that helped me get going as a person and as a player. Giving back is a great feeling!” - Kevin Knox, II '17@KevKnox pic.twitter.com/LL2FbAKYDE
“We can’t imagine a finer example of an alumnus who exhibits faith, excellence and family,” said Robert Lees, Principal, Tampa Catholic High School. “Kevin is a champion on and off the court, and we are so grateful for this gift that will enhance the experience for every Tampa Catholic student, current and future.”
Kevin’s inspiration for the donation was guided by the values taught by his parents, Michelle and Kevin. Sr, along with the lessons he learned from high school coach, Don Dziagwa.
“I was inspired to give back to Tampa Catholic, as they helped me become the person and player I am today,” said Kevin Knox ll. “Being a TC Crusader will always be a part of who I am on and off the court.”
Knox II, currently 22 years old, attended Tampa Catholic from 2013 – 2017. Beyond the acclaim he earned as a student-athlete, Kevin’s kindness is fondly remembered by his classmates, teachers, and coaches.
Kevin has three younger siblings: Kobe, Tampa Catholic alumni, Karter, current Tampa Catholic student, and Ashley.
About Tampa Catholic High School
Tampa Catholic High School is a leader in the education of boys and girls in the Diocese of St. Petersburg dedicated to providing our students with “Veritas et Caritas” (truth and charity) through educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment. Tampa Catholic has more than 740 students enrolled in its college preparatory curriculum and 99% of its graduates continue their education at a college or university. The school now has more than 10,000 alumni who proudly live the school’s ideal of Faith, Excellence & Family in Tampa and throughout the world.
Edited from https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/01/12/nba-player-kevin-knox-ii-donates-2-million-to-tampa-catholic-high-school-104544