Golden State Warrior Steph Curry will be using some of his new $201 million contract to double down on his commitment to Bay Area philanthropy, the former two-time MVP said this week.
Curry made the remarks during the SC30 Select Camp in Walnut Creek this week, according to the Associated Press.
“For the last couple years (I’ve been) trying to figure out how I can make the most impact off the court on a consistent and impactful basis. Going forward and obviously keying in on the Bay Area specifically to hopefully leave a lasting impact for all the good that has happened in my life and my family here since I’ve been here the last eight years,” Curry said at the event.
“Obviously over the next five to really impact the community for the better and use my platform, not only just dollars but my platform and connections and ideas to make that happen. The contract puts more of a responsibility to make that happen and I’m obviously aware of that. And I have a great team around me that’s going to help me do that.”
Past Curry philanthropic efforts have included donating a signed jersey to benefit victims of last years Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, and he hosts ThanksUSA, an annual golf tournament which benefits a crisis center, Ada Jenkins Center, in his home state of North Carolina.
He has also partnered with the United Nations on an anti-malaria program called Nothing But Nets.