In the News - KDK Sports donates presents
The efforts of those who give to the less fortunate often go unnoticed. However, with a large number of needy, local children receiving gifts this year, it was only a matter of time before some of the donors were found. On Dec. 24, sports agency KDK Sports, and music record label Backroad Records, delivered toys to underprivileged children in the area. With KDK Sports doing well financially, spokesperson Keith Dickerson shared that the act of giving was something both groups wanted to do privately. "We don't want to be the focus," Dickerson said. "We are just doing something that we think everyone else should do. I hope that if people are in a position to do, more people would do it." Dickerson and his cousin Dondrae Maiden, an attorney for KDK Sports, started the company to help local athletes get into college and have represented basketball players who have played overseas and drafted into the National Basketball Association Developmental League. Both individuals agreed that with the success of the company giving gifts was something the children needed.
"It was important for us to have this toy drive because we recognize there are individuals in our community who have need," said Maiden. "Although we started out small this year our plan is to have an annual toy drive and increase the number of families we are able to aid each year. Our aim is not to gain any recognition for this but is solely to give back to our community and to brighten a few kids Christmas morning. As our company grows and becomes more successful so will our service to our community." "We've had these dreams to be in a position to help somebody else," Dickerson said. "I was never one of those underprivileged kids; I've always had." Dickerson said he is not financially rich by any means, he just loves working with kids and this was something wanted to do. "If we give back just a little, it's better than giving back none at all," Dickerson said, adding that so long as the companies do well, they hope to continue with future projects. Dickerson said he hopes this act will also help eliminate the "negative" perceived notions about music record labels, namely Backroad Records. "When it comes to anybody in the music business, there always seems a bad rap," Dickerson said. "We're being blessed, we're in a position to help the community out and that's what we wanted to do."
About KDK Sports Management: KDK was founded by Westmoreland County natives Dickerson and Maiden (NFLPA Certified Agent) along with two other individuals who shared their vision of providing zealous and honest representation to professional athletes (Dwane Tinsley, Esq. and Kip Washington). After reading countless stores of athletes being misguided and taken advantage of, this group of men has set out to change the way the sport agent business is run one client at a time.