Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors star and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, has announced that he will help Howard University re-launch its golf program. Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, Howard will field men’s and women’s golf teams. Curry’s donation will provide the startup costs for the program and fund it for six years.
“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” Curry said in a Howard University press release. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough.”
The new Howard golf squad will be a part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and compete alongside other HBCUs such as Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, and South Carolina State University.
Curry attended and played basketball at Davidson College in North Carolina.