Thanks to one of the best shooters in NBA history, Howard University will be a golf school.
Golden State Warriors guard and big-time golf fan Stephen Curry is reportedly making multimillion-dollar a donation to Howard for the athletic program to invest in a men’s and women’s golf, according to golfchannel.com
“I was blessed at a young age that we could afford to play,” Curry told the Washington Post. “I just think about how many kids, especially from underserved communities, have the talent to play but just don’t have the funds or the resources.”
More from @StephenCurry30 as we announce the addition an NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Golf Program to @HUBisonSports. ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/R31IqM9JVC
— Howard University (@HowardU) August 19, 2019
Curry said he was inspired by current Howard senior Otis Ferguson who formed a golf club at the school and sent messages to the NBA star about possibly adding a Division 1 program.
Here is how it all went down.
After the NBA season ended, Curry got with Howard officials and worked out a sponsorship plan. The donation is reportedly set to be paid out over six years so that Howard, which hasn’t had a golf team since the 1970s and never a D-I program in its 152-year history, can have to time to become self-sustainable.
There is currently no timetable when golf at Howard will begin, school officials said.