Stephen Curry, point guard of the Golden State Warriors, has won the NBA’s 2013-14 Kia Community Assist Seasonlong Award. This was in recognition of his amazing charitable contributions, fundraising and generosity throughout the Bay Area and extending across the globe.
According to the NBA, “The award recognizes an NBA player who best reflects the passion and dedication the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.” An NBA panel of judges along with fans voted last month and the winner was announced Wednesday.
Curry will be presented with the David Robinson Plaque tomorrow during a press conference, given to him by NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier, ThanksUSA President & CEO Bob Okun and Kia representative Michelle Hurney. Kia and the NBA will also join forces and donate $25,000 to ThanksUSA on behalf of Curry.
Curry has served as the national spokesman for ThanksUSA since 2010 and holds the Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Charity Golf Tournament for the past three years. Due to all the hard work Curry has done on behalf of the charity, ThanksUSA has awarded 39 scholarships to children and spouses of military families, totaling the amount of $117,000.
Curry has also become involved with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets and took a trip to Tanzania with the organization. There, he visited a refugee camp and helped distribute 38,000 mosquito bed nets in an effort to help fight malaria. He held what he called the “Three for three” challenge where he donated three bed nets for every three pointer he scored throughout the season. This year, the total came out to be 783.
“I’ve been living in the Bay Area for the last five years and I call this place home,” said Curry. “To be able to help support my community, particularly its youth and families in need is a very rewarding experience.”
It is an honor to have such a remarkable athlete living in the Bay Area.