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Howard University is reviving its golf program thanks to a generous donation from Stephen Curry, who dabbles in the sport in his spare time. The NBA superstar pledged a 7-figure donation over the next 6 years to bankroll the sport at the HBCU.

The Golden State Warriors guard announced the donation and the launch of the first NCAA Division 1 Golf Team for Howard University at G C Langston & Driving Range on Monday in Washington, D.C.

"Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful," he said at a press conference.

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"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."

Howard's championship-winning Division II golf program was shut down in the 1970s due to lack of funding and lack of interest from Black student athletes. HBCUs traditionally field all white golf teams due to the lack of participation from Black athletes who can't afford to take up the sport.

According to The NY Times, only 3 of 250 active golfers on the PGA Tour are Black or mixed race.

Curry is hoping his involvement will encourage Black students to take up the sport and take advantage of golf scholarships at Howard.

  • R Smith

    "It's a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus"...so true!

  • Kellsonthe1sand2s

    This is pretty damn cool and he didn't go to Howard.

  • Facts and Receipts

    At first I was like gollllfff?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fac4a0077f802b0cef0cb8bd4d227ca0b9eb5bc5fff04a59188e7b9441ac5e13.gif

    But ok Steph. I see ya. Good job. I guess. Not sure.

  • TriniHarlem

    I ?????? my HBCU but I love ALL HBCU. That's freaking awesome and I'm hyped like its me lol.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Good job S.C. ... Now if every body can just shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and show patience on Jay-Z until we see how he is going to handle this NFL sitch....

  • luVn_liFe…

    golf is a great sport.. it takes a lot of skill and focus. ANDD this last game of this years tour on thursday is paying the winner 15 MILLION!

  • TriniHarlem

    Exactly how I read it before I seen the gif ?

  • TriniHarlem

    We must remember that only US has US. I love the non typical aspect. Hell get some ice skating rink at an hbcu. We dominate anyway. I can't remember her name but I loved watching that queen skate. Changed rules just because she can flip etc on ice and they can't.

  • TamG

    This is awesome.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Steph invited Pres Obama to come out to Howard to play a round of golf. You know Pres will be there.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Thank you mr.curry

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I’m impressed ??????????

  • Renee26

    Good... I know a few black golfers. One is a thug which is not typically a sport they choose. I think he may supply a lot of the other players with sugar booger

  • luVn_liFe…

    OFF Topic.. dominique gardner.. the young lady from rKelly's "ring"who was saved by her mother is preggos

  • Renee26

    Well at least it's not Robert's

  • luVn_liFe…

    agreed, I hope she at least is in therapy/counseling

  • Facts and Receipts

    Suraya Bonaly. French chica.

    *Bey had an ice skating nonprofit she was involved in, in maybe BK...for black girls

  • Facts and Receipts

    Very lucrative!

  • Ryan

    Cause we can do more than basketball and football - *cough* Jay who?? ?? Mr. Curry!!

  • T3

    Salute! #bigboysh!t #boss

  • TriniHarlem

    Yes!!!!! That's her. I want one in an hbcu *huffs* lol

  • Vegas1989

    I played a couple rounds of golf...But I really had nice outfits playing golf. I was play golf in a Tennis skirt almost and you just saw the Brown Round and Thighs for days..,LOL

  • Truth ???

    ????

  • PlayerP

    Greatness!

  • EMILY POST

    Amazing man...

  • LoveChild

    But where are the black male, commenters?? They’re busy defending the 2 thugs who got shot at Churches for harassing a woman.

  • PrettyMeka08

    Debbie Thompson

  • Lame Ass LA

    As if most of these black college graduates werent already boogie enough....add this one to the repertoire i guess...if golf is so important to him....QUIT BASKETBALL and become a professional golf player then!

  • Honeylove123

    Bravo Steph! ?? My children participate in youth golf and it’s a great sport.

  • Pamela

    Not so for Trump it seems, in fact one could argue that the opposite is true; he always starts his week after playing golf by insulting people and inciting hate.

  • $203947312

    Long before there was Tiger Woods, black people were playing golf. As a child growing up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, I remember my father playing golf with a group of older black men. I think they were cops and politicians. They used to play at the Jackson Park golf course. They used play tennis, too. Black people aren't restricted to baseball, basketball, and football.

  • Pamela

    This is great news indeed. My dad used to caddy for white people during Apartheid to pay for his fees at the University of Cape Town. From that he got to love the sport and played it for most of his life.

  • Bree

    Thanks Steph!!

  • Vonda K

    ??
    Well Done Steph.
    Meanwhile, TI donating to the local trap museum?

  • Harley

    He’s helping black men learn and excel at golf. Why on earth would he quit basketball just to do that? People can excel at multiple things. Nowadays people are surviving on multiple streams of income anyway, especially the millennials

  • Lame Ass LA

    Sigh...."helping black men"....??....ya know i remember years ago when i worked at van nuys airport...Lebron flew in on a private jet...didnt tip me or the other black/brown line service techs who worked on his plane but he did tip the white flight crew...these ppl publicize their charity to keep all u worshippers in line....funny how we didnt hear about ms Aretha franklins charity until AFTER her death....we also didnt hear about Princes either!! A prominent black man gives a dozen free donuts to inner city youth and you wosrhippers will exalt them to the throne of God

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  • Vonda K

    Lol

  • Karen Brady

    That doesn't surprise me about Hollywood James at all. Ugh.

  • Karen Brady

    Here you come ?

  • Lame Ass LA

    95% of black hollywood and prominent black people in business do not, i repeat DO NOT care about our community...i delivered to Dr J Julius Ervings home...he has 4 rolls royces outside his beverly hills mansion...i got a $6 tip....ive gotten higher tips from poor white and latino ppl...the only over $20 tip ive ever recieved was from Levar Burton, Ice Cube and The Wayans....Keisha Epps tipped me $2, Milton Bradley $1, Lela Rouchon $8, Michael B Jordan $9, French Montana $9, Swaggy P $9,

  • Facts and Receipts

    Poor Debi. She is messed up now. She was an awesome skater too. Pray for her. She went on to become a doctor and lost it all fooling with white men.She was on Iyanla few years back. She suffers mental illness really bad off and on, and is now also a hoarder.

  • xxxgracious

    I love Steph and Golden State. ?

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Maybe Trump will join and learn how to play without cheating lol

  • Rhyme and Reason

    We may not be in the majors, but black men and women golfing is nothing new or rare! You’re right, just like tennis, we participate in both sports!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Love Steph for doing this for Howard. It’ll help them in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur and networking! Or, just a relaxing hobby!

    It’s a pricey sport, but if we can buy Jordans, Gucci, and overpriced denim jeans, we can do this too!

    Love this new regime of ballers/entertainers, who do more than just hand out turkeys and hold basketball or football camps!

  • Meme

    Wow did you write this all down? Maybe the person who had delivered something just before you got the last £20/£50 dollar tip so you had to make do with what they had at the time or nothing at all

  • Meme

    Wow just googled her... very sad

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I'm so sick of folks expecting people to do shyt for your azz ........ No one has to tip you shyt ..... can we start there .... Free damn will ..... and I can't stand a lot of celebrities .... but sounds like to me ....... you may wanna switch occupations if ya that but hurt !!!!! Fawking Blocked .... I see your hate mongering azz https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7627afcd55203c8e1d16f124103736473dc5167f6be092bb3f29d06e64e519b.gif so sick of the complaining about what someone else ain't doing for you FOH!!!!!! Find another occupation if you that damn mad ... hell folks know by now how some people are .... shyt .....

  • Stationarity

    HBCU’s do not field all white Golf teams. A quick google search proves that to be false.

    Part of the reason for a low participation rate than football/basketball/baseball is availability or accessibility. There just aren’t a lot of kid golf programs. I found one when my child was younger. I had to jump through hoops to register and drive 30 minutes out to get to practice compared to playing football or basketball around the corner.

  • Assigned Female @ Birth

    Thomas.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I wouldn't give a dime to those thieving Negroes at Howard until after they had cleaned house.

    Shameful!!!

  • R Smith

    The baggage crew doesn't get tipped! :o)

  • Look@m3

    Someone sees something positive out of this. Goodness gracious!!

  • Look@m3
  • Look@m3

    Yup we started horseback riding in Louisville, KY, they took that.
    Track and field started with them making us run from plantation to another and they turned it into a sport.
    Took football from HBCUS and now the NAACP makes millions off of black players that go to their schools
    Boxing, basketball, golf.....What else...the list just keeps going and going and going...…
    Rock n Roll
    RnB
    Rock
    Twerk, milly rock, crump, beat bop, gospel. Do we have anything left..

  • Look@m3
  • Look@m3

    Hey fellow HBCU grads.....I always wanted to go to Howard! https://media0.giphy.com/media/12MWTDpnzvFbSU/giphy.gif

  • BlackNicheRims

    Daaaaaaaammmmm!! LOL

  • Trace da Ace

    I have always and will always think that golf is a boring sport.....thats just me....I have tried it...got bored...quick. Good for him tho...

  • iWasteTime

    This is AWESOME!!
    The lack of Golf programs, nationally, is kind of sad but this is really good.

  • Shawty

    I love to see him giving back but there are bigger things that can be done with that money in DC. Rec centers, sports programs, skilled trades and so forth. I guess it has to start SOMEWHERE though. Thanks Steph!

  • JustKetta

    That's dope!

  • Pamela

    What did they thief?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    LOL! Well d@mn!! Tell em how you fill sis! ???????

    Ain't gonna lie, I get annoyed af when people complain about low tips or min wage. Get a different job lmao. It's not difficult.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    The actual crazy part of this story is that someone went in that raw knowing she has herpes.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile...u aint neva lie...all they do is give out backpacks for back to school and turkeys on Thanksgiving...god forbid they donate to Clark-Atlanta for a Music program or somethin... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01c9a4440f6d4640ac6f9a2a3483e65571a309c0284ed3343ed930bfa3783563.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This dude named Tyrone Hankerson who worked in financial aid embezzled around $400K and it said that up to $1 million in financial aid is unaccounted for.
    The real issue is that someone above Hankerson's pay grade had to approve his financial aid and Hankerson is still a free man.
    Hmmmmmm!!

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    I got into soccer when I started buying jerseys to wear fashionably . then I became familiar w the players an now its one of my fav sports to watch lol all my patnas think its weird but they love rockin the jerseys too

  • davine puddin

    I hope this message get to those kids at the charter school where the gold course is on memorial drive. They been turning out excellent black golfers and caddy's. Before Moved back to Philadelphia there were 4 high school black Male students that recieved full ride scholarships for their golf abilities from that charter school. Now can we get one for rowing, field hockey. And ice hockey for hbcu schools?

  • Diva_woman

    Howard please do right by this money and don’t try to reallocate it to where you see fit. He sent it for golf, please use it for golf. Signed, a hbcu alum who’s sick of seeing headlines for misused funds.

  • Renee26

    He is... Real black pretty skin, built nice, thick hammer

    But I say no thank you ?

  • Pamela

    This doesn't bode well for Howard. Its alumni should be demanding answers and accountability. Sad.

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  • Renee26

    ?

  • Lame Ass LA

    I did switch occupations u dusty heffa...like most people who move to Los Angeles, i worked in the service industry where u have to rely on tips to eat....crusty clown...and i did it till i had enough saved to join the Screen Actors Guild and so now im booking $30,000+ commercials and gigs that pay me THOUSANDS per day for a few hours work...i never needed ANYBODY to do anything for me Miss Dumpster...im living VERY well now but i will NEVER forget my service industry brothers and sisters...and bitch dont act like u wouldnt feel some typa way delivering to a black person in a multi million dollar mansion with $1 million worth of cars in the driveway and they tip u $2...dumb ass hoe....are teachers not supposed to strike for higher wages as well, or nurses....so everybody who has an issue with their pay supposed to just find another career...bitch im officially cancelling u...bye

  • Lame Ass LA

    Hey heffa, i just replied to the elder heffa whose reply ur cackling over....so read it cuz it also applies to ur stank ass....?

  • Lame Ass LA

    Daaaaaaammmmmm.....i replied to her comment that made u go daaaaaaammmmm.....so consider my reply to her also my reply to u...i realize yall low quality niggas need to stick together....so daaaaammmmm to that

  • Lame Ass LA

    My thoughts exactly...

  • Lame Ass LA

    For commercial airlines baggage crew, that is correct....but i worked at an airport that catered exclusively to private jets...so ur not a "baggage crew," ....u are a Line Service Technician...ur the baggage crew, refueler, caterer, valet, tow the airplane, etc....so yes u do get tips

  • BlackNicheRims

    Shut up . You don't control a damn thing. Not even your mouth. And you damn sure can't control what I post on this blog.
    I see why they tipped you like they did. https://media0.giphy.com/media/jXz1EsuCSXaiQ/giphy.gif

  • Lame Ass LA

    Becuz theyre low quality trash just like u Miss Dumpster

  • BlackNicheRims

    I know you are. Bye Miss Damaged Goods.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Poor girl....stickin up for millionaires who wouldnt spit on u if u were on fire

  • J2PC

    You have to ask? Or did you just forget the big scandal & investigation where they were giving grants & scholarships to students to come into their school and during the start of semesters only to suddenly make it disappear from their Student Financial Aid Package because it was being rerouted to by thieves to themselves & those who someone's favorite or "special" students.

    Also, they've had Departments discredited or put on academic probation with students protesting that they were ill-prepared for to past their national testing for licensing exams compared to their colleagues around the nation.

    Then, you have the same for their dental school which didn't have enough material & outdated equipment to learn not to mention cracks in the walls & structure after the earthquake that remained unfixed for years. A celeb donated $1mil in response to that scandal.

    The list goes on & on to include students paying a premium to live in substandard dorms, rats, with questionable food. The library is outdated as a number of other things. Where does all the donations & student tuition (federal dollars for grants & scholarships) go?

  • J2PC

    Way to go Step! This gives HBCU even students more options. Diversifying is empowering.

    Competitive Division I Golf also creates scholarships to help those incoming students cover tuition. From there, those players can each determine whether or not pursue a professional career in the business or healthcare world, "if not ranked" high enough to pursue making a living as a Pro-golf player.

  • Pamela

    Very embarrassing mismanagement by the institution. Kinda similar to financial mismanagement at Morris Brown. Terribly sad.

  • hottlanta

    I got a painting on my wall from goodwill n it a black woman with a golf club on a golf course. I am gonna get it appraised to see how much it is worth bcas l havent seen another painting like it.

  • hottlanta

    We all thought it was a boring sport as well until tiger woods showed us they r off the chain. Golfers have more groupies than basketball n football players combined. Those pro golf players were mad as hell n they still havent forgiven him for exposing their world.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I hear you, sadly we don’t fully realize how much we create or how we make the trends, invented American music, every form except classical derived from us!

    We dominate any sport we access, along with endless black inventors, artists, and scholars! We greatly created the high standard of living, Americans (white people) enjoy! We are the original man from Africa that they admit, but still disparage us, so we’ll forever seek “white approval” and hate ourselves!

    We are researched, dissected, imitated, demeaned and belittled, while everything [we do] is swiped and white-out!

  • Look@m3

    Yes chile. Now this a whole book.....part 1!