NBA Referee Derek Richardson Buys Elementary School And Names It After His Mother




An elementary school in Inglewood, California will have its name changed after being purchased by NBA referee Derek Richardson.

On Monday, Richardson’s impactful investment was announced after the 26-year veteran NBA referee purchased the former K. Anthony School in Inglewood, CA. The school will now be named Dolores T. Richardson, after Derek’s late mother.

His passion for education runs deep. The California State University Dominguez Hills alum worked for Los Angeles, County Department of Children and Family Services as a Group Supervisor before making his transition into the National Basketball Association.

After Hurricane Katrina, Richardson co-founded and became the Executive Director of Why Can’t We Make A Difference Foundation (WCWMAD) which assisted families with unforeseen challenges in their lives. In 2012, WCWMAD’s mission changed after Richardson visited an underserved elementary school in South Central Los Angeles.