Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry launching initiative to support Davidson's female athletes

Ayesha Curry, Golden State Warriors' star, and Stephen Curry, his wife, have teamed up with Davidson College to create the Curry Family Women's Athletics Initiative. This scholarship fund focuses on women's sports at their alma mater, which is a two-time NBA MVP.
In the hope of inspiring other donors, the Currys will contribute an undisclosed amount for a scholarship fund. This fund will have an immediate effect on Davidson's 200+ female athletes.

In an Instagram video, Curry announced the initiative. It was captioned in part: "This one hits home ..." Curry reflected on the important role that women played in his life, which included his two daughters, Riley, 9 and Ryan, 6.

Curry stated, "I am who I am because of strong, powerful women who have poured their lives into my life all these decades," adding, "Now as the father to two girls, I want them grow up with no boundaries on what lies ahead."

Chris Clunie, Davidson athletic director, stated in a statement that "The Currys' gift of vision provide an unparalleled push forward for Davidson Athletics" and that the Currys are an inspiration to our outstanding scholar-athletes. "... "...

Curry has been vocal about his views on discrepancies in collegiate sports over the years. He called out the NCAA for the difference between basketball amenities at NCAA tournament bubbles in March. In 2018, he wrote a Players Tribune piece about how the fight for equality for women had "become a little more personal" as he raised his daughters. The Currys also have a 3-year old son, Canon.

Davidson currently has 26.13 scholarships for its women's team, and 13 dedicated to women's basketball. This is a lower number than its Atlantic 10 counterparts. These programs have a maximum of 105 NCAA scholarships.

Curry was a breakout star during 2008 when he led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. The Warriors selected him in the first round one year later.