– Written By @DanielleBTV
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is making major contributions for the culture, in helping Howard University launch a Division I golf program.
The Golden State Warriors star guard and the school announced the six-year partnership during a press conference Monday. This will be the first time the school will compete at the Division I level in the sport.
31-year-old Steph Curry said he decided to get involved after being inspired by a meeting with Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV, who had been trying to get the university to have a golf team.
“It’s amazing,” Ferguson said Monday, “to have one of my dreams come true,” as Curry said, it was ”tough” to hear about students “who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game.”
Although the specifics of his contribution are unknown, Howard officials say they plan to have women’s and men’s golf teams for the 2020-21 academic year.
3rd-gen Bison legacy student Otis Ferguson IV was working to restore a golf club at HU when attended a panel on campus a few months ago w/ @StephenCurry30.
Knowing Curry loves golf, Otis asked him to play & Curry took him up on that offer AND decided to fund an HU golf program! pic.twitter.com/1VPnJMhSQ6
— Howard University (@HowardU) August 19, 2019