Steph Curry has used his star power to help Liberty University collect over 20,000 shoes for children in Africa.
Curry teamed up with Kick’n It for a Cause founder and LU alum Chris “COSeezy” Strachan for the “Kick’n It for A Cause Shoe Drive.” Started by Strachan, the organization is an extension of the lifestyle sneaker brand Kick’N It. CBS Sports reports Curry paid a visit to LU on Wednesday (March 1) for the drive and the school’s convocation. During the drive, the Golden State Warriors player also spoke to the school’s basketball team on working hard and building team confidence.
“Before all this NBA hoopla, from my journey coming from a small school like Davidson [College], I had the same kind of look that you all have in your eyes right now,” Curry said. “Just hyped to play and ready to go. It’s an amazing opportunity to do it and do it together. Because every single one of you has a role and a part of your success .. Have fun doing what you’re doing, and just enjoy it.”
The shoes donated will be sent to children in the Republic of Congo, in hopes of reducing illnesses contacted through bare feet. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention cites the top causes of death in the DRC include diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory infections, and malaria.
Kick’n It will continue accepting donations for the cause until March 5.