Stephen Curry sponsoring new golf program at Howard University

Tanya Simon
August 21, 2019

"I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University, and look forward to building their first men's and women's golf teams with them".

Howard University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.

"Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful", Curry said. Ferguson brought up how he had to pass up golf to attend Howard - which, at the time, did not have a golf program. Utilizing his unique position, Curry will introduce and increase access to elite golf at a historically black college, furthermore calling on sport and community giants like Under Armour, Callaway, Eat.

According to The Washington Post, the Golden State Warriors star announced that he is helping Howard University establish a golf program.

According to the Post, Curry, a three-time National Basketball Association champion with the Warriors and an avid golfer, will announce a seven-figure donation paid out over the next six years.

Curry made a decision to support Howard golf after meeting a senior at the school, Otis Ferguson IV, who told him about his unsuccessful effort to restart the program.

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Now Howard will have those funds from Curry, which will be paid out over the next six years until the program becomes self-sustainable.

"We haven't had people do that for athletics", Frederick said, while describing Curry's donation as one of the most generous in the 152-year history of the school.

Iguodala's new profile picture on Twitter further celebrated Curry, golf and the players' bond over the sport. He hosts and produces the golf-themed reality game show "Holey Moley" and has twice played in PGA developmental tour events.

In addition, Stephen will also be funding three full athletic scholarships, two for the women's team and one for the men's team. The women will compete as independents because there are no women's teams in the conference. Learn. Play., a foundation run by Curry and his wife, Ayesha.

"Golf has always been a game of privilege", Davis said.

The announcement took place on Monday in the nation's capital at Langston Golf Course, the second racially desegregated golf course in the District of Columbia.

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