L.A. Clippers Unveil Playground at Watts Elementary School

On the corner of 107th and Main Street in Watts, CA, a community plagued with poverty and marred by violence, 107th Street Elementary School has a vision to be an oasis for students and their families, according to the school’s principal Katherine Nelson. The L.A. Clippers Foundation, along with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley and the Yael and Scooter Braun Family Foundation unveiled a new playground at 107th Street Elementary School to help make that vision a reality.

“The vision will be that kids are not just here before school and at recess, but that this will ultimately become a hub for the community to have a safe space to grow and to play and really just to enjoy,” said Nelson.

Four months ago, during a book drive, Nelson shared with donors her goal of bringing a soccer field for her students to play on. When Clippers season ticket holders Yael and her husband Scooter Braun,-  who is the founder of SB Projects and manages popular musical artists including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and The Black Eyed Peas – found out about Nelson’s goal, they took matters into their own network.

“It’s an actual incredible story about folks working together,” remarked Nelson.

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Clippers players, Watts Elementary School students and Scooter and Yael Braun cut the ribbon at the Clippers Foundation playground unveiling in Watts, CA. (Photo by Lauren A. Jones/L.A. Sentinel)


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