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Douglasville, Georgia—Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated Music Producer Dr. Kevin "Khao" Cates, maybe known for his music and works with the likes of T.I., Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Wayne, and Pharrell, but now he's focusing on education and the community in which he lives in which is Douglas County, Georgia. One Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the old gym at Douglas County High School, Cates and his business partner, Kenneth Hutchins are looking to donate hundreds of Turkeys at a Community Turkey Giveaway event that is free from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cates runs a non- profit called Bridge Da Gap that teaches students grade 6 through 12 character building, social and emotional development and life skills through hip hop music and it's through his non-profit that he has given turkeys away for the past 4 years with his business partner, Hutchins, who also runs an organization called the "What's positive movement."
"We've had the honor of always holding a big turkey giveaway event but have never done it in the community in which I live," Cates said. "Since we've been working with Douglas County Schools' Superintendent North, and he's applied our innovative and unique educational curriculum, it only seemed fitting to move our annual event here."
The Community Turkey Giveaway event will have vendors present inside the old gymnasium at Douglas County High School located at 8705 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134. Vendor booths will be present such as Rejuv Spa, providing complimentary massages to parents. Educational booths will also be set up showcasing the various educational curriculums Cates has started like KOOLriculum, created for K-12, which fuses music (naturally) with science, math, social studies and reading and a KoolAR book, for young kids learning basic math and reading, merging Hip Hop music with fun, animated characters through Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Douglas County Census 2020 "Let's Count" will also have a booth as well as the U.S. Census Bureau will be on site to recruit individuals for jobs.
Cates, who is married and is the father of three children, Kevin Jr., 14, Kaleb, 9, and Khloe, 6, stepped away in 2008 at the height of his career to create Bridge DA Gap and write the text book to go with the program. He and his wife invested 1.5 million dollars in personal finances with nothing coming in. "As someone who built my career in music, I think it is important for celebrities and successful creatives to give back by sharing knowledge and information with our future legacy."