Curry for Three Event – Our Reflections
Photos from Bill Giduz – with our News of Davidson media credentials.
Photos from the Curry for Three Event – taken from the stands.
At our Monday editorial roundtable, the conversation wound up converging on the news of the week in Davidson – the Curry for Three event. As it turned out, all of us who would be in town on Wednesday were headed to the event. Some of us are season ticket holders, and others got tickets via the lottery.
So, it only seemed logical that we capture some of our thoughts — not to mention our photos — after the event to share with our readers.
A Triple Slam Dunk: On August 31 at a solo graduation, Steph Curry became Davidson College’s most recent alum. What a celebration it was! Steph’s family was in attendance to applaud his graduation, his induction into the Davidson College Hall of Fame, and the retirement of his #30 jersey.
The event began with an academic procession and opening remarks by college president Douglas Hicks. Others who spoke included: Vice president for Academic Affairs Shelley Rigger, athletic director Chris Clunie, former president Carol Quillen, Chair of the Board of Trustees Allison Hall Mauzé, former head basketball coach Bob McKillop, and Steph’s parents, Sonya and Dell. Steph’s wife, Ayesha, and their three children were on the dais to help unveil his #30 jersey. Of note, in addition to the jersey retirement – Curry’s number (30) is the first to be retired for the Wildcat men’s basketball program.
The event was the celebration not only of Steph’s prowess on the basketball court but also of the many charitable works achieved through the Currys’ Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation.
Thank you, Steph, for making us proud and making us better. – Jennie C.
It was an hour and a half of pure joy. The speakers talked of Steph with such love and admiration, and he returned those feelings with his words, appreciative, too, of the entire crowd, at our being there for him. Such a touching, moving, and fun time, one perfectly executed by Davidson College staff, administration, and professors. I was thrilled to be there. – Margo W.
Steph’s obvious delight and graceful ease provided the perfect leavening for this inspiring popover of an event, and his impromptu call to close with “Sweet Caroline” — the traditional sing-along near the end of every home game — was both joyful and deeply satisfying. We’ll always remember we were there. – Meg K.