Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Stephen Curry raises $5K for charity, invites fan to be his caddie at golf tourney

Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo may have won 2018’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, but Stephen Curry took home first place — and raised $5,000 for charity — at the event’s 11th annual Korbel Spray-Off.

Each year, the ACC tourney explains, “celebrities compete to see who can get the most cork distance by popping open a bottle of Korbel champagne.”

And by topping this year’s contestants, including Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff, with a 63-foot cork pop, the Golden State Warriors star and back-to-back NBA champion won $5,000 for the Curry Family Foundation. Donated on behalf of the Korbel Toast Life Foundation, the money will benefit an organization meant to “improve the lives of endangered children and disadvantaged persons.”

Curry was in the giving mood outside of the Korbel Spray-Off, too. Just over a month removed from spraying plenty of other champagne at his latest Warriors parade, the former MVP invited a fan to be his caddie at the ACC tourney. During a Wednesday practice round, a boy called out to Curry, offering to carry his bag. The latter then asked the fan to be his caddie for the remainder of the tournament.

Father to a newborn son, Curry has long been one of sports’ most proactive voices for charity and his Christian faith that inspires it. Known to rock Bible verses in the NBA Finals and redirect credit for his celebrity status to God, he worked with the Curry Family Foundation in December 2017 to serve more than 400 Bay Area families.

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