Stephen Curry raises over $20K for family of woman slain in Oakland
Stephen Curry did his part on Tuesday to help raise over $20,000 for the family of a woman who was recently slain in Oakland.
The Golden State Warriors superstar used his SC30 Showcase Game to raise $21,025 to help support the family of Nia Wilson, 18, who was stabbed to death last month while walking on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) platform. Wilson’s sister also was stabbed and suffered serious injuries.
A suspect, John Cowell, has since been arrested and faces charges of murder and attempted murder, per a CNN report.
Bleacher Report notes that Curry streamed the SC30 Showcase Game on his official Facebook page while encouraging fans to donate to the cause.
I'm happy to be able to livestream the All Star Game from the SC30 Select Camp, coached by myself and @sdotcurry, in honor of Nia Wilson. All donations will benefit Nia's family via the National Basketball Player's Association Foundation.https://t.co/z9c4sgWycW
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 8, 2018
Wilson’s father, Ansar El Muhammad, expressed gratitude to Curry for the thoughtful act.
“This is what’s keeping me and my family so strong,” Muhammad said, via NBC Bay Area. “All the support from giants like Stephen Curry and abroad, that’s what’s keeping us strong at the moment.”