“This Is Absolutely a Model That Will Be Replicated”: Ayesha and Stephen Curry’s Noble Gesture for Underserved Communities Is Winning Kids’ Hearts

Published 12/01/2022, 3:30 PM EST

The entry of only one man might have changed the game forever. That star is none other than Stephen Curry. The four-time champion single-handedly transitioned the game into the three-point era. The Baby Face Assassin arguably goes down as one of the finest basketball superstars of all time. With a resume checking nearly all boxes, Curry is a true revolutionary. However, he doesn’t only limit himself to the boundaries of a basketball court. And an initiative he began in 2019 is proof of his off-court impact.

Steph Curry is an advocate for social justice like many of his peers. Moreover, he believes in using his sources to give back to the unfortunate. Likewise, he and his wife Ayesha began the Eat. Learn. Play Foundation last year. The initiative commits to unlocking the potential of every child and giving them access to quality education. Recently, Curry’s foundation set out a painted school bus to further continue its journey.

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And it seems the kids are all loving it.

Stephen Curry and Ayesha’s project are making a huge impact

The Eat. Learn. Play Foundation launched their school bus to the streets of Oakland. Stopping along underserved communities and schools, Steph and Ayesha gave the kids a day they won’t forget. The bus first helps kids pick out two books. Following the education, they are treated to a hot meal made by some of the best restaurants in Oakland. The driver of the bus expressed his joy in helping out the community. He stated it satisfies him to a good sleep at night. Moreover, Regi Young, the executive director at Almada County Community Food praised the Curry household’s latest noble venture.

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She said: “The bus takes away the stigma that’s associated with receiving services, including food and books…. This is absolutely a model that will be replicated, because it’s the opposite of things I’ve seen in the past, in that it attracts people, as opposed to something they might not want to experience because of the need they are having.”

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In July this year, Stephen Curry and Ayesha celebrated the third anniversary of their foundation. About 1000 children made their way to catch a game at the Oakland Coliseum. The all-time three-point scorer got himself some swings before going to the base. Bestselling author Ayesha Curry and Steph both threw the first pitch. The couple is excited as the project has taken a serious berth since its inauguration. Notably, Eat. Learn. Play has distributed over 50000 books so far.

This is just another stamp in Steph and Ayesha’s many noble acts. The pair are always at the forefront and act with a purpose. The foundation only seems to be going upwards. And Stephen Curry and Ayesha are both taking the mission ahead like true champions.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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