Warriors’ Stephen Curry to fund annual scholarship through the profits of ‘United We Win’ shoes
Stephen Curry is stepping up in a huge way for youth students and athletes across the globe.
And a lot of it is attributed to the courageous acts of a nine-year-old girl named Riley Morrison, via SC30, Inc.
“Inspired by a nine year-old Riley Morrison, who had the courage to speak out against gender inequality, The Stephen & Ayesha Curry Family Foundation is funding an annual scholarship that’s given to a college-bound female student from the Bay Area who has shown an aptitude for overcoming adversity, catalyzing change within her community and demonstrating excellence in a STEM-related field of study. The $30,000 scholarship, whose first recipient will be announced at tonight’s Golden State Warriors game, is paid over two years and requires the recipient to take two or more STEM-related classes each semester while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.”
.@StephenCurry30 wasn't comfortable profiting off Riley's shoe design, so he went to @UnderArmour and turned it into a scholarship that will impact girls for years to come. #RuinTheGame pic.twitter.com/d72fvkP9E7
— SC30, Inc. (@SC30inc) March 8, 2019
A few months have passed since the young Curry fan Morrison was denied a pair of the two-time MVP’s signature shoes online (due to them only being sold in boys’ sizes). Ever since that time, Morrison has risen up to be far more than just your stereotypical youngster.
After she issued a letter to Curry explaining the quandary, kindly requesting that the shoes be made for girls, as well. Her life, along with many other young womens’ lives would see dramatic change.
Curry, who took requisite measures to mend the problem in recent months, released his latest shoe this week – the Curry 6. Morrison made some tweaks of her own on the special edition “United We Win” colorway, and she also designed the sock liner for the shoe, featuring a drawing of a basketball player and several motivational messages (h/t Nick Schwartz of For The Win).
Proceeds from the shoe will also be going toward the Curry Family Foundation scholarship, per Under Armour.
Look at what the power of a voice can create. 9-year old Riley Morrison wrote a letter to @stephencurry30 to let him know she could not find his signature shoe in girls sizes. 5 months later, she co-designed theE #Curry6 for International Women’s Day. #UnitedWeWin pic.twitter.com/DZHt1AFMNW
— Under Armour Hoops (@UAbasketball) March 8, 2019
The first-ever winner of the scholarship will be announced during the Golden State Warriors’ matchup against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.