Howard University is the new recipient of an outstandingly generous donation from Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. Earlier, it was announced that Curry — an avid golfer himself — has committed to sponsor the university’s men’s and women’s programs, something that has been warmly accepted by the folks at Howard.
However, perhaps no one is feeling more overjoyed than Otis Ferguson, the individual who is being credited as the man behind this partnership between Howard and Curry. The Dubs star himself had nothing but good things to say about Ferguson, stating that he was moved by the latter’s passion and determination — something Ferguson has exhibited ever since the pair met a few years back:
“To hear somebody as passionate about the game as I was, all the while still pursuing their education at Howard . . . impacted me,” Curry said in an interview Saturday, via Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post.
Having crossed paths with Curry during one of the two-time MVP’s visits, Ferguson already pitched the idea to Curry early on. He never really got anywhere with the Warriors point guard, in the wake of several unanswered emails — or so he thought.
As it turns out, Steph was already looking for a way to bankroll the program, and when the right time came, he reached out to Ferguson to make this deal happen. To start, Curry will be sponsoring the programs for the next six years:
NBA superstar Stephen Curry is in DC today for the announcement that he will sponsor Howard Univ. men’s and women’s golf programs for the next six years.
HU athletic director called it “one of the most generous gifts” in the school’s history. pic.twitter.com/z5sVS3MkKM
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) August 19, 2019
Curry also went on to say that it has been a privilege for him to share his blessings to those who have relied on sports to find their own identity in the world:
“No matter where you come from or what socioeconomic background you had, we all were that kid once upon a time that was just excited about finding out who they were as a person through athletics,” said Curry.
This is certainly a noble act from the three-time NBA champ here, and this will go along way in helping young and aspiring athletes reach for their dreams.