OAKLAND — Stephen Curry said Monday he’d been doing work in the community regardless of whatever recognition game as the NBA announced that the Warriors guard would receive the Kia Community Assist Award for January.
The month provided opportunities for Curry to help feed more than 400 families, host community organizations at Warriors games and fulfill the dream of a Make-A-Wish youth. He hosted a health clinic for kids, had a holiday book exchange on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and also hosted 80 underprivileged youths in Curry’s Corner throughout January.
“When you’re blessed with certain things, it’s good to give back, to use the resources you have to impact a lot of people,” Curry said. “That’s what it’s all about.”
Curry, who said he saw his parents give back growing up, has also been interactive with his fans and most recently conducted a Q&A on his Facebook page.
“It’s genuine any time you can have an opportunity to interact on a different level than what they just see on the court,” Curry said. “You take advantage of those opportunities, and I have fun doing them. It’s something that definitely gets me excited. I enjoy using the stage that we’re on to make that happen.”