On Aug. 7, Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry dedicated the all-star game of his SC30 Select Camp, where top 20 high school prospects get to train with the NBA superstar, to the family of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was fatally stabbed by an alleged white supremacist at Oakland’s MacArthur BART station in July. He helped raise $21,025 in donations for the Wilson family.
The game was streamed on Facebook Live during which the two-time league MVP made his announcement and encouraged fans to donate to the cause. “I’m sure everyone’s aware of the tragedy and loss we’ve had in the Bay Area recently with Nia Wilson,” Curry said. “Her family is here today … it was a senseless tragedy that should not have happened, and we want to use this game to dedicate to your family to show how much we appreciate you guys for fighting through this loss.”
The NBA champion then said, “Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button. Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds 100 percent — will go to Nia Wilson’s family.”
Ansar Al Muhammad, Wilson’s father, spoke to NBC Bay Area about Curry’s gracious offering. “This is what’s keeping me and my family so strong,” he said. “All the support from giants like Stephen Curry and abroad, that’s what’s keeping us strong at the moment.”
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