Stephen Curry and Wife Ayesha Curry Come Up with a Whole New Way to Help the Community of Oakland

Published 09/09/2021, 10:54 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)


Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry really know how to do things in style, even if it’s about helping the community. Back in 2019, Steph and his wife, Ayesha, started a new non-profit organization called Eat. Learn. Play. When the Warriors all shifted to San Francisco, this was their way of holding on to Oakland and telling them that they won’t be forgotten. And an extension to that, they have just recently refurbished their bus. This contains a plethora of facilities that will cater to all kinds of needs for young kids in stressful communities.

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Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry stepping up their efforts

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The unveiling of this extraordinarily unique bus happened on September 8. From a basketball court, a moving library, entertainment center to the obvious food truck, the Bus is an all-in-one. Not only can up to 35 children occupy the bus, but they will also have three flat-screen TVs combined with a sound system worth dying for.

This vehicle, although painted with the loudest colors like Pink, Blue, Golden ish Yellow, with some fun designs on it, serves a very signficant purpose. It has been made to educate, feed, and provide a safe haven for the youth in Oakland.

“This idea came basically from me wanting to find a way to eradicate food deserts within the Oakland area,” explained Ayesha. “At first, the idea was around, ‘How can we find locations where people can come and pick up fresh produce and other things for their families?’ Logistically, especially with Covid, that idea started to seem far-fetched.”

However, the concept eventually came together after a lot of brainstorming between the Curry’s and their other partners. And Oakland is a better place for it.

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Their commitment to Oakland is not being overlooked

Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with his wife Ayesha Curry after winning the NBA All-Star 3 Point Contest at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Even before marrying the Golden State Warriors superstar, Ayesha has always been involved in charities and different kinds of philanthropic work. But it is safe to say, the two of them are doing wonders together. This is something that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

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The CEO and President of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce was delighted by the Eat. Learn. Play. Bus. Initiative. “They are rooted in Oakland, even though the team has moved,” said Cathy Adams. “And it’s heartening to see an NBA star and his successful wife in her own right use their platform for good.”

Besides all the financial investments, it is their time, thought, and effort that deserves applause. If this bus succeeds in fulfilling its goals, there is nothing more anybody could want.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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