Warriors’ Steph Curry puts gender equity at center of his elite high school camp

Two weeks ago, it was hosting the ESPYs.

Last week, it was taking more than 1,000 Oakland kids to an Oakland Athletics game.

This week? The Golden State Warriors’ guard is hosting his Curry Camp, at the downtown San Francisco Olympic Club. And, for the first time, his campers are evenly split: 13 boys and 13 girls.

“We’re just trying to normalize that basketball is basketball, and celebrate the game,” Curry said Thursday. “My hope is to give the girls coming through the ranks something potentially to look forward to, being part of this experience and having access to me and our squad and what we do.

“And, also, for the boys, to give them the perspective that it’s not just them hooping. Girls can do this, too. And they should encourage, celebrate it and support it. And hopefully that carries throughout their careers as well.”

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry works with kids during Curry Camp at the San Francisco Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

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Curry, a “girl dad” of both Riley, 10, and Ryan, 7, is an impassioned advocate of gender equity. He was one of the first NBA players to include girls with boys at a select camp, starting in 2018. This is the third year he has done so (he didn’t hold his camp the past two years because of the…

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