Mar 02, 2017 09:14 AM EST
Stephen Curry Speaks At Liberty University For Humanitarian Initiative
Stephen Curry spoke at Liberty University's convocation on Wednesday. The Golden State Warriors player visited the school for his collaboration with Kick'n It for Africa Humanitarian Partnership.
Liberty University partnered with Kick'n It to provide shoes for communities in Africa, WSET.com reported. A graduate student of the school, Emmanuel Ntibonera is trying to get 20,000 pairs of shoes to the country. He is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Stephen Curry joined the initiative because of Chris Strachan, an alumnus at Liberty University who is also involved with Kick'n It for a Cause.
Chris Strachan was previously Liberty University's men's basketball student manager, according to Augusta Free Press. He and Curry want friends to donate a pair of "gently-used" sneakers and send them to the school.
Strachan is also encouraging people to make a video about what the shoes mean to them as well as to challenge three friends to donate. Those who want to join can use the hashtag #KICKNITFORACAUSE. They are trying to send as many shoes as they can to the Republic of Conga, which can benefit the Africa Humanitarian Partnership.
He said that his sneaker culture-based brand has partnered with Ntibonera Foundation to help fight diseases that are spread through contaminated soil. They are donating the shoes to protect people who are most susceptible.
Ntibonera has already gotten 10,000 pairs of shoes and the Golden State Warrior's participation helped immensely. Nike donated 500 pairs while Under Armor sent 1,000, 500 of which is from the company while Stephen Curry bought the other 500.
Liberty University's Office of Spiritual Development took to Twitter to thank Steph Curry and wife Ayesha for coming to the L.U. convocation. Kick'n It's official Instagram account also confirmed the shoes donated by Nike.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry did not so well during GSW's game against the Washington Wizards, USA Today reported. This led to a 112-108 win by the Wizards. Kevin Durant, who suffered a hyperextended left knee early in the game, had to sit out for the rest of the game.
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