After the massive success of last year’s inaugural camp, Steph returned back to a group of 120 eager campers for the 3-day camp. Campers ranging from ages from 9 to 16 relished the opportunity to learn from Steph Curry, who recently was named to the All-NBA 2nd Team.
The kids weren’t the only ones excited for this opportunity. Steph truly enjoyed the chance to coach basketball fundamentals alongside his father, Dell.
“This is special for me. I grew up in Charlotte, where my dad played, and from the age of 6 until I was 14, I used to go to his basketball camp every summer,” Curry said. “He did that for about 20 years, and when I turned 14 I continued as a counselor. When August hit, it was Dell Curry Camp time and you better be ready. And now to be able to team up with him across the country, offering kids an opportunity to come in and play basketball . . . that’s something I don’t take for granted.
Some of the highlights of the camp include Curry playing one on one with the campers, Steph and Dell participating in a Q&A session with the campers and their parents, and a championship game for the older campers.
The All-Star point guard said he appreciates the chance to give back to the community.
“It means a lot to have a stage, a platform to raise awareness for the causes I’m interested in, and knowing that there were so many people behind me, helping me reach my goals along the way,” he said. “And kudos to all the guys who helped me get the word out about this camp so we can impact as many lives as possible.”
For the 2012-2013 season, Curry also made his presence felt in the community felt through his support of the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets program. For every 3-pointer he made, he donated three life-saving bed nets to protect African families from malaria. Not a bad season to break the record for most 3-pointers made, swishing 272 shots from downtown! Blue Man Hoop salutes Steph Curry and his contributions to the local and global community.