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Steph Curry announces donation to fund Howard University golf program

Stephen Curry,Jonnie West
Posted at 11:33 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 14:33:23-04

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is helping finance the creation of competitive golf at Howard University.

Curry is making a seven-figure donation to cover to cost of the program for six years. The two-time MVP held a news conference at the historically black university to make the announcement.

Curry was inspired by Howard senior and golfer, Otis Ferguson IV, whom he met during a campus visit earlier this year. Ferguson was working to get a Division 1 golf team at Howard, but was not having success until the superstar offered to help.

Curry is using his connections at Under Armour, Callaway, Eat. Learn. Play., among others, for help with equipment, uniforms, and more.

Howard University aims to debut the first men's and women's golf teams in the 2020/2021 academic year. The university previously had a Division 2 golf team and various intercollegiate and intramural club teams.

Curry is an avid golfer and has even launched a mini-golf series called "Holey Moley" on ABC.