Stephen Curry has led the Warriors in scoring in four of their last six games, averaging a team-best 29.2 points over that span. And yet, as much as Curry is starring on the court for the reigning NBA champions these days, he also continues to do so away from it.
Prior to a game in Atlanta at the beginning of the month, Curry made a disabled fan’s day. On Sunday, he did the same for the youth at Covenant House in Oakland.
As part of the Warriors’ “Season of Giving” campaign, Curry worked with DoorDash’s social impact initiative Project DASH to surprise 40 youth at Covenant House in Oakland, which provides sanctuary and support for youth ages 18 to 24 facing homelessness and human trafficking.
Those present were unaware of Curry’s involvement until he arrived to surprise them. In addition to spending several hours with the people of Covenant House, Curry also provided each of them with a new pair of Curry 5’s (his signature shoe) and a catered meal from his wife Ayesha’s restaurant, International Smoke.
“These are obviously good reminders of how blessed we are to be able to do what we get to do,” Curry said afterwards. “To put a smile on people’s faces just by walking in the room, I’ll never take that for granted.”
Programs and services offered at Covenant House are aimed at providing youth the best chance for success in independence. But on a more basic level, it serves as a sanctuary for those who have nowhere else to go.
“It’s definitely important for us to give back to our community that supports us,” Curry said. “We have, obviously, ample amount of resources, and the Bay, we support each other. That’s been proven year after year.”