NBA star and avid golfer Steph Curry is teaming up with Howard University to launch a men’s and women’s golf team.
After chatting with Howard student Otis Ferguson, who shares Curry’s passion for golf, the NBA star is set to announce that he will sponsor efforts to bring men’s and women’s golf teams to the University.
“To hear somebody as passionate about the game as I was, all the while still pursuing their education at Howard . . . impacted me,” Curry told The Washington Post‘s Wesley Lowery.
Curry’s team has not yet revealed how much he plans to donate to the program, but says he will make a seven-figure donation paid out over six years. The cost of a collegiate golf program can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
“It’s a big opportunity for us to expose students to a game that oftentimes is played as business deals are decided,” Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said. “And a game that generations of families can play together.”