NBA Star Stephen Curry and Fiancee Make ThanksUSA Part of Wedding Celebration Guests are encouraged to donate to ThanksUSA in lieu of gifts

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Curry, the talented guard for the National Basketball Association's Golden State Warriors, and his fiancee, Ayesha Alexander, have suggested a generous way to celebrate their wedding.  Curry and Alexander have asked all their guests to contribute to ThanksUSA to support military families, instead of giving the couple wedding gifts.  

ThanksUSA awards scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty members of the military across all services, including the Reserves and the National Guard, for college, university and vocational or technical schools. The Curry-Alexander wedding took place on Saturday, July 30.

"I was inspired by the ability to partner with an organization like ThanksUSA that supports our troops and promotes educational values," said Curry, who serves as national spokesman for ThanksUSA. "Ayesha and I encourage all to give generously to all our service women and men, and their families back home," he stated.  "As we enter our second decade of war," Curry continued, "the ongoing commitment our military and their families are making needs to be recognized and rewarded."  Curry and Alexander also see this as an opportunity to include his fans across the country in the celebration of their marriage. To make a donation on behalf of Stephen and Ayesha, please visit www.ThanksUSA.org.

Stephen Curry has worked hard to promote ThanksUSA's mission since he became their national spokesperson in November 2010. "By showing his support, Stephen is sending a message to those on the battlefield that America will help care for their families, as they care for ours," said ThanksUSA Chairman Bob Okun.

As a student at Davidson College in Charlotte, NC, Stephen received a scholarship that gave him an opportunity to receive an education and thus launch an amazing career in basketball. As Curry says, "With a college scholarship you can afford to dream big. Your support can help ThanksUSA scholars win and win big." Depending on the length of the current NBA lockout, Curry plans to re-enroll at Davidson in the fall to work towards his degree in Sociology.

The soon-to-be newlywed may soon be settling down with the love of his life, but he has big plans after the wedding for ThanksUSA. Curry will headline and sponsor "The 2011 Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Charity Golf Tournament" on September 26 at the Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco, CA.

Curry has also recently produced a public service announcement for ThanksUSA, which is being featured on TV stations in major markets.

Since its inception in 2006, ThanksUSA, a non-profit, non-partisan charitable effort has awarded 2,200 scholarships, totaling more than $6 million, to military families in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

About ThanksUSA

Founded in the fall of 2005, ThanksUSA, a non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, is an effort to thank the men and women of our armed forces and their families for their service to the country with the gift of education. The organization provides needs-based, post-secondary education opportunities to the children and spouses of active-duty status military personnel through competitive scholarships. For more information, visit www.ThanksUSA.org.

Contact:
Michele Stork (for ThanksUSA)
Tel: 703-855-4108
michelestork@thanksusa.org

Scott Horner (for Stephen Curry)
Tel: 703-905-3379
scott.horner@octagon.com

SOURCE ThanksUSA



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