LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – NBA star Steph Curry spoke at Liberty University Convocation on Wednesday morning. Curry was joined by his mother, Soyna Curry, and wife, Ayesha Curry.
The event was a homecoming pep rally of sorts for the Golden State Warrior.
"I got the second Curry Liberty jersey," said Steph Curry.
LU presented Curry with a basketball jersey. His brother Seth played one year at Liberty before transferring to Duke and Steph attended games at Vines Center to watch his brother.
Sonya Curry laughed as she lead audience in booing.
"Let's get that out of the way," Soyna Curry told the crowd. "When he (Seth) announced that he was leaving Liberty a few years ago, he came to Convocation and everybody booed him. Let's hear it one more time. You can still be Christian and boo."
The family returned to share their faith.
"The Lord's blessed me with these talents to do something special, but it's not about me," said Steph..
Wednesday's Convocation was all about Kick'n It for a Cause. Curry's sponsor, Under Armor, is donating 1,000 pairs of children's shoes. LU graduate student Emmanuel Ntibonera started an effort to collect 30,000 pairs of sneakers to send to his native country, the Congo. The university teamed up with "Kick'n It", a lifestyle brand started by LU alumnus and Curry family friend Chris Strachan.
"People are getting these diseases because they don't have sneakers," said Strachan.
The event ended with Curry, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., Ntibonera and making basketball shots to raise money for the charity.