Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is going to help start a new golf program at Howard University in Washington, according to Casey Bannon of The Golfer's Journal.
BREAKING: Steph Curry will be launching the first ever golf program at Howard University on Monday morning, according to sources. He will be holding a press conference with University President and Athletic Director to make the announcement.
— Casey Bannon (@CaseyFBannon) August 17, 2019
The official announcement of HU's golf program launch is set to take place on Monday morning in Capitol area at a press conference featuring the two-time NBA MVP himself together with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick and Howard University Athletic Director Kery Davis.
Curry, recognized as one of the best basketball players in the world, started playing golf in high school. He has been competing in the NBC-owned American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament each summer and even launched a mini-golf TV show, “Holey Moley,” on ABC. Moreover, Curry has a golf-specific line with Under Armour, his official sports apparel partner.
Howard University claims that this is the first time that they will have a men's golf program, though they have golf programs for men and women back in the 1950s.
🤔😳🧐 not so sure about that folks… pic.twitter.com/tEO6rPnHbV
— Moorland Spingarn Research Center (@MoorlandHU) August 17, 2019
Curry's involvement with the program hasn't been disclosed, but it is believed that he will provide financial assistance to the university to jumpstart the program.
Once it's official, Howard University will be the 34th Historically Black and College University (HCBU) to have a golf program.
Although Steph is focused on bringing the Warriors back to the top of the NBA, he's still able to find time for golf-related activities. And why not? It seems to be his second favorite sport. In fact, it's easy to see Curry focusing on playing golf once he decides to walk away from the NBA.