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Stephen Curry On Mentoring High School Women Athletes: "The Way I Play The Game Is Relatable For The Women’s Game."

Stephen Curry

As one of the best players in basketball history, Stephen Curry makes an impact that stretches well beyond NBA borders.

He's a businessman, media mogul, and a mentor to thousands of kids around the world, including those who were lucky enough to attend his Curry camp this week.

In honor of the event, which is split halfway between boys and girls, Curry made the following statement in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle:

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.”

The camp gives kids a chance to hone their basketball and leadership skills from one of the best in the game, and Steph is making sure that they learn something from the experience.

“The way I play the game is relatable for the women’s game,” he said. “My skill set can be copied. It’s not about playing above the rim. Everything I do, I feel they can work at and emulate. The skill work we teach both the boys and girls, at the same time, is something they can take back home when camp is over.”

Curry is much more than an athlete. He's someone who uses his resources to give back and make his community a better place to live.

In the meantime, he's also passing down whatever knowledge he can to the younger generation. He's a role model to many kids in the bay area and that's unlikely to change anytime soon.