By Kyle Daniels
Stephen Curry is one of the most prominent basketball players of today’s generation. He’s a six-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP and three-time NBA championship winner with the Golden State Warriors.
In the Hip-Hop world he’s referred to as “Steph Curry with the shot”, a line made popular by rapper Drake. Nevertheless, there’s a lot more to the Splash Brother other than his long range ability. While Steph shows leadership, resilience charisma and passion on the court, those same unique attributes follow him off of it as well.
This past weekend, he was back in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C. for the 2019 NBA All-Star game. While many athletes did good deeds for local non-profits during the day, some of the players also used their star status at night to host the hottest parties in the city. However, rather than having Under Armour who Curry has his SC30 line with throw an All-Star Weekend party, he wanted to leave his mark in a different way. He asked the brand to spend their entire budget on renovating his childhood Charlotte recreational center.
According to ESPN: “The NBA star donated a “seven-figure commitment” from the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation, Under Armour and sponsor Chase Bank to improve the 20-year-old center.” Additionally, the league’s players association agreed to donate $150,000 over the next three years toward the project. The revamped facility now features a new Under Armour scoreboard, renovated bathrooms, locker rooms, conference space and his iconic jersey number on center court.
The generosity didn’t stop there, the center was also given new computers to furnish the “Chase Education Space” and a new “Curry Kitchen” area. The kitchen was inspired by his wife Ayesha, who has capitalized on her popularity and chef talents with restaurants, a cooking show and signature cook wear brand. The kitchen will teach both kids and adults about healthy eating habits and cooking fundamentals.
Because of his grounded roots and generosity, they’ll have access to wellness, nutrition, computers and most importantly, a safe place to play. With these great resources, they’ll be able to dribble through obstacles, pass on knowledge and take a winning shot at life.