Steph Curry and Wife Ayesha Curry Show Their Big Hearts Yet Again

Published 08/27/2021, 10:50 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE, WI – AUGUST 20: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, NBA athlete Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry address the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)


The boy from Davidson college is now a 3-time NBA champion – Stephen Curry. Now, he wishes to give back to the institution from where it all started for him. Steph and his wife Ayesha Curry have launched a well-thought Curry Family Women’s Athletics Initiative for Davidson’s women athletes. This scholarship fund aims to empower and benefit them in their basketball career.

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Stephen Curry spent three years (2006-09) in his early days at Davidson College. During that span, Curry averaged 25.3 points for his team while shooting 41.2% from the three-point line. He also led the Davidson Wildcats to Elite 8 after scoring 33 points in the advancing match. Thereafter, with early success in hand, Steph was named the NCAA scoring leader in his junior year.

Stephen Curry never forgets where he came from

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Now that the Warriors superstar has made his mark in the league, he feels it’s time to give back. In his recent social media post, Stephen Curry launched the initiative and said – “I never forget where I came from.”

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The Currys stand by Davidson college women athletes

Steph and Ayesha have contributed an undisclosed sum to the fund. It aims at the idea of equity in women’s athletics and building opportunities for them. Curry mentioned his intent behind this decision through the message. “The reason I am who I am today is also because of strong and powerful women that have poured into my life all these years. And now as the father to two girls, I want them to grow up without any boundaries on their futures.”

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DETROIT – MARCH 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Davidson Wildcats directs the offense against the Kansas Jayhawks during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament at Ford Field on March 30, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. Kansas won 59-57. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The power couple has taken an advantageous step towards women’s empowerment through the scholarship fund. And now Steph is rooting even more for the Wildcats.

After starting his basketball college career at Davidson, Steph is a 2-time NBA MVP, 7-time NBA All-star, 2-time scoring leader, and one of the best shooters in the league. He continues to surprise his fans with his agility and dominance.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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