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Steph Curry has joined an effort started by Liberty University that has collected over 20,000 sneakers to donate to children in Africa. Working in tandem with the Kick’n It for a Cause lifestyle brand started by LU alum Chris Strachan, Curry was at the school this past Wednesday (Mar. 1) at the school for a kickoff shoe drive and addressed the crowd as well.

CBS Sports reports:

Despite Curry’s incredible credentials as a professional that might suggest he was once a blue-chip recruit that played for a college powerhouse, his path ran through small school Davidson, where he went from unheralded prospect to NCAA Tournament star in 2008. So his experience at a small school (and the fact that his brother Seth played one season at Liberty), was part of the reason for his willingness to help. During his visit to Liberty, Curry even addressed the school’s team as it gears up for postseason play.

“Before all this NBA hoopla, from my journey coming from a small school like Davidson, I had the same kind of look that you all have in your eyes right now,” Curry said. “Just hyped to play and ready to go. It’s an amazing opportunity to do it and do it together. Because every single one of you has a role and a part of your success .. Have fun doing what you’re doing, and just enjoy it.”

The effort was started by a student at LU, Emmanuel Ntibonera, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who already collected 10,000 sneakers to donate to kids in his country with Curry and Strachan adding their assistance to the cause.

Check out more information about the Kick’n It For A Cause shoe drive below along with Curry addressing the LU Men’s Basketball squad before they played against Radford University.

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