The NBA superstar will announce a seven-figure
donation Monday to establish the first Division I men's and
women's golf teams in the 152-year history of the historically
black college, The Washington Post reported.
"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," the Golden State Warriors guard told the newspaper.
The three-time NBA champion will make the announcement at
Langston Golf Course in Washington, D.C.
Howard athletic director Kery Davis said Curry's donation "was
sort of a jolt for us." The school has not offered the sport
since a Division II golf team folded in the 1970s.
"Golf has always been a game of privilege," Davis said. "An
association with the sport can break down barriers."
Davis told the Post that it will take about a year to hire
coaches, recruit student-athletes and find a course to practice
and play on.
--Field Level Media
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