Millionaire Stephen Curry Used $6,000,000 of His Net Worth to Succesfully Revive a Golf Program Defunct Since 4 Decades in 2019

Published 10/07/2023, 1:16 PM EDT

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NBA star Stephen Curry has revitalized Howard University’s golf department in a spectacular act of charity. The 4x NBA champion donated $6,000,000 as charity to the university. This generous investment by Curry not only revitalizes the golf program but also represents an important step toward increasing diversity and access to the sport. The historic black university in Washington will launch its first-ever Division I men’s and women’s golf programs thanks to Curry’s promise.

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Due to this program, Curry is giving a fair chance to everyone who cannot afford it. Hence, by reviving this inactive program for 4 decades, Curry has provided a platform for the underprivileged youth.

Curry gives a fair chance to underprivileged youth

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Stephen Curry’s gift is a watershed moment for Howard University. They are finally able to reintroduce golf as a competitive activity after decades without a team. The institution last provided golf with a Division II team in the 1970s. Thanks to Curry’s backing, Howard University will now have Division I golf teams for the first time in its 152-year existence. Curry’s seven-figure gift will be distributed over six years, allowing the institution to establish an endowment fund that will support the program’s expenditures and scholarships in the long run.

This dedication extends beyond golf and represents Curry’s conviction in the power of sports to inspire and encourage young people. Golf has historically been viewed as a sport of luxury. Curry’s contribution, on the other hand, has the potential to transform that narrative. Kery Davis, Athletic Director at Howard University, correctly stated that golf’s connection can break down barriers.

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Curry is encouraging students from varied backgrounds to participate in golf by bringing it to Howard University and supporting it via his gift. They did try the sport and even participated in the Division 1 HBCU national championship.

And they shocked the entire world by winning 2 out of 3 championships. However, the founding of Howard University’s golf program is about more than simply competition. It is also about offering a platform for personal growth, discipline, and skill development. Golf tests mental fortitude, patience, and concentration, making it an invaluable experience for student-athletes.

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Steph Curry emerges as a source of motivation

Stephen Curry’s commitment to Howard University’s golf program goes beyond the game. It acts as a source of inspiration for young athletes and demonstrates the power of sports to positively benefit individuals and communities. Curry’s program resonates with the rich history and principles of historically black colleges. And due to that, universities (HBCUs) in the United States are breaking down barriers and fostering diversity in golf.

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Curry’s commitment to resurrect Howard University’s golf program is more than simply a financial gesture; it is proof of sports’ transforming potential. He ensures that chances in sports are available to everybody, regardless of background or financial level, by bringing golf to a new generation of student-athletes. This historic event will leave a lasting legacy. It will motivate young athletes to dream big, work hard, and achieve their ambitions both on and off the golf course.

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Dhruv Shastry

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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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