Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry was the featured speaker for the convocation at Liberty University that took place on March 1 as a part of a Kick’n It for Africa Humanitarian Partnership. As of right now, the NBA star is one of the hottest names in the basketball industry, so there definitely were a lot of people who showed up for the 10:30 a.m. event. Many Liberty students brought a pair of shoes to donate to their fundraiser, and thanks to Curry, the popular clothing brand Under Armour donated 1,000 pairs of children’s shoes that will be delivered this summer as a part of their trip to the DRC this summer. Overall the fundraiser met their goals with the help of the Warrior, and it was a very pleasant event.
The Akron, Ohio native is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, and is considered to be one of the best shooters in the history of professional basketball. As a child, Curry’s father would take him and his brother Seth to basketball games and shoot hoops during warm ups, so it is absolutely clear that the sport has been in his life since he was born. In high school, Curry led his team to three national championships which gave him the opportunity to attend Davidson College on an athletic scholarship. He then entered the 2009 NBA draft where he was selected in the first round as the seventh overall pick by the Golden State Warriors with whom he still plays and thrives with today. The three-time NBA All-Star and 2015 NBA Champion has received a lot of praise and attention in the last year especially, and fans expect there will be lots more from him to come.
Curry recently traveled to Liberty University earlier this month to be the featured speaker for this year’s Kick’n It for Africa Humanitarian Partnership to help them raise funds and pairs of sneakers for young children in need. The NBA star was a big hit with the crowd and a great choice speaker for the event.
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