There is a story circulating around the Internet that decribes how a certain apparel company lost a contract with three-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry by not payin attention to minor details, like how to pronounce his name.
As a result of the perceived snub, Curry chose to sign with Under Armour.
Curry's love of golf, his connection with Under Armour (Howard University's apparel partner) and inspiration from Howard senior and golfer, Otis Ferguson IV, whom he met during a campus visit earlier this year, Curry was compelled to act when Ferguson shared that his impassioned solo crusade to get a golf team at Howard proved unsuccessful.
Curry called on sport and community giants like Under Armour, Callaway, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation among others, for help with equipment, uniforms, and more.
“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” said Curry. Adding, “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University, and look forward to building ... men’s and women’s golf teams with them.”
Howard University aims to debut the first men’s and women’s golf teams in the 2020/2021 academic year, with resources strategically allocated for talent scouting and training to have a competitive Division 1 team in place for its inaugural season, joining Howard’s other 19 Division 1 teams. The university previously had a Division 2 golf team and various intercollegiate and intramural club teams.