Steph Curry Steps Up To Sponsor The First Division 1 Howard University Men’s And Women Golf Programs

Yesterday Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry announced he will sponsor the re-creation of a Howard University golf program. A men’s and women’s team are set to be up and swinging when the 2020-2021 college season tees off. Under Armour will outfit the team, with Callaway Golf providing equipment. The D.C. based, historically black university had previously fielded a division II team decades back, but that program was axed in the mid-1970s.

Bisons Athletic director Kery Davis described Curry’s donation as “one of the most generous in the history of Howard University.” While the specific dollar amount has not been released, Curry’s camp has revealed that it is a seven-figure sum that will be divvied up over the span of the next six years, long enough for the program to get its bearings and on the path towards sustainability.  The Men’s squad will tee it up in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, while the women will play independently as the conference currently has no women’s programs.

“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” Curry said Monday. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University.”