NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to Host 4th Annual ThanksUSA Golf Tournament
Charity golf outing raises funds for military families; Event hosted at the prestigious TPC Harding Park
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will take his annual ThanksUSA Golf Tournament presented by The Ron Conway Family to TPC Harding Park on Monday, Sept. 22. The fourth annual marquee event will again raise funds for ThanksUSA, a national non-profit that provides need-based scholarships to the children and spouses of active-duty military personnel. The charity’s national spokesperson since 2010, Curry was recently awarded the NBA’s 2014 KIA Community Assist Seasonlong Award, which recognized his commitment to supporting ThanksUSA and giving back to his community.
This is the first year that the Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament will be held at TPC Harding Park, the future location of the PGA Championship and the Presidents Cup, and a member of the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed Tournament of Players Club network of courses. A municipal course owned by the City of and County of San Francisco, TPC Harding Park has played host to several stars in the golf world including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and John Daly.
“I am thrilled that we are able to play at TPC Harding Park this year,” said Curry. “It shows how the tournament has grown over time and gives us an even better opportunity to raise money to help another crop of ThanksUSA scholars. My career started with a scholarship that gave me the opportunity to play basketball at Davidson College, and I have come so far since then. I am proud to know that our contributions here help students to keep dreaming big and give them a boost that helps them reach their full potential.”
Over the past four years, Curry’s work and advocacy for ThanksUSA have raised $120,000 for a total of 40 scholarships benefiting the spouses and children of active-duty military. During this year’s tournament, ThanksUSA will be honoring 16 Stephen Curry Scholars. In addition to Curry, other celebrity participants in the tournament will include NBA legend Dell Curry, Curry’s Golden State Warriors teammates, sports and entertainment VIPs, military members, California political personalities, local community leaders and corporate representatives.
"Stephen is a great role model, both on and off the basketball court," said ThanksUSA CEO Bob Okun. "With all that Stephen continues to do for military families through ThanksUSA scholarships and this tournament, it's no surprise that Stephen was awarded the 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award. He helps make dreams happen."
For more information about sponsorship or participation, please contact ThanksUSA Executive Director Michele Stork at 703-855-4108 or MicheleStork@ThanksUSA.org.
Founded in the fall of 2005, ThanksUSA, a non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, is an effort to thank the men and women of our armed forces and their families for their service to the country through the gift of education. The organization provides need-based, post-secondary education opportunities to the children and spouses of active-duty status military personnel through need-based scholarships. For more information visit www.ThanksUSA.org.