CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Charlotte's native son Stephen Curry is continuing to express his love of the sport of golf in interesting ways. Curry participates in numerous charity golf tournaments, has played golf with President Barack Obama, and is now giving back to the sport.
In a joint announcement with Howard University, the three-time NBA champion is donating $1 million to help Howard start its first-ever Division I golf program. The announcement came on Monday on Howard's campus and is expected to begin competitive play in 2020.
Both men's and women's programs will offer scholarships and equipment sponsored by Calloway Golf.
The two-time MVP played college basketball at Davidson and grew up in Charlotte, his dad a former NBA player with the Charlotte Hornets.
Howard University is an HBCU and participates in sports in the MEAC, which sponsors men's golf but not women's.
Curry and Howard both share endorsement deals with Under Armour.
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