Is Sonya Curry White? Parents And Ethnicity Of Steph Curry Mom

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Sonya Curry is the mother of the four-time NBA Champ, Stephen Curry. Many question what ethnicity Curry has- well, she has African-American ancestry.

Sonya Curry is an entrepreneur, educator, author, and speaker.

First and foremost, Let us dive and take a look into the prolific & glorious achievements of Stephen Curry.

Stephen Curry Celebrating Alongside His Trophies
Stephen Curry Celebrating Alongside His Trophies (Source: Instagram)

Wardell Stephen Curry II was born on March 14, 1988. He is an American professional basketball player who competes in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors.

Curry went to Charlotte Christian High School. After that, in his college career, he appeared in 104 games over three seasons at Davidson.

Furthermore, he completed his collegiate career ranked 25th all-time on the NCAA Division I scoring list with 2,635 points & ranked fourth on NCAA’s all-time list for career three-pointers.

Before showcasing his greatness in the NBA’s professional scene, Curry lead his college team to the NCAA Tournament and was ranked 9th nationally (for scoring) & 2nd among freshmen behind Kevin Durant of Texas.

Curry never stopped dreaming, and greatness followed him. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors as an early entry candidate in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Curry is publicly regarded as one of the greatest to ever grace the beautiful game. Moreover, he is also credited with transforming the sport by inspiring others to take risks and hit more three-point shots.

Is Sonya Curry White? Parents And Ethnicity Of Steph Curry’s Mom

Often speculated as the best point guard of all time, Stephen Curry was born to his parents, dad, Wardell Stephen Curry Sr. & mom, Sonya Curry.

Sonya Curry was born on May 30, 1966, in Radford, Virginia. She is an educator by profession.

Stephen Curry's Mom Sonya Curry
Stephen Curry’s Mom Sonya Curry (Source: Instagram)

Is Sonya Curry white? After she got into the media’s spotlight, many kept asking this question. Her blue eyes, dark hair, and fair skin often caused uncertainty about her ethnic background.

Truth is, Sonya Curry was born to an African father, Cleive, and a Haitian mother, Candy. Steph’s mom Sonya has inherited a mixed ethnic background of African-American Creole, Caucasian and Haitian.

However, she is an American by nationality.

Her upbringing wasn’t very good as she grew up in extreme poverty and was a victim of racist experiences with the Ku Klux Klan.

Sonya was the first college student in her family. Eventually, it paid off, as she got into Virginia Tech as a student and a volleyball player. She also had a great collegiate Volleyball career.

Furthermore, she met her ex-husband Dell Curry, when she was a standout volleyball player while at Virginia Tech.

Sonya completed her degree in education from Virginia Tech. Moreover, she always dreamt of becoming a teacher while he was young. Today, her wish is granted as she is the president of the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman, which she opened after her marriage in 1995.

Lastly, she has also written a book called “Fierce Love.”

Unfortunately, on August 23, 2021, Sonya and her husband, Dell, parted ways after 33 years of marriage.

Eat.Learn.Play: Stephen And Ayesha Curry’s Foundation 

Eat.Learn.Play is a charity organization founded by four-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry alongside entrepreneur, host, and two-times New York Times best-selling author Ayesha Curry in 2019.

This foundation is working to make sure that every child in Oakland has access to nutritious food, a good education, safe and friendly places, and equitable opportunities to play.

Stephen Curry's With Children From His Foundation
Stephen Curry’s With Children From His Foundation (Source: EatLearnPlay Org)

To promote learning, the foundation has invested $3.4 million in literacy programs and has distributed 500,000 books. Similarly, they’ve served over 25 million meals in almost 4 years. 

The foundation has also ensured that kids get to feel the joy of sports. They’ve hosted nearly 10,000 sports summer camps & have opened the door for 3,000 kids to the world of golf.

Overall, the main objective of the Curry Foundation, Eat.Learn.Play is to promote a healthy upbringing among children.

In addition to this, the organization believes that children are our future and is committed to fostering them to go on and live a quality life.

Curry went on to become a 4 Time NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022), 2 x NBA MVP (2015, 2016), and the list goes on and on.

Achievements and honors followed him throughout his career, and it’s not because of sheer luck. Stephen always says, “Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.”

It doesn’t stop here, records kept following Curry throughout his career, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Pratik Prasai
Pratik Prasai
Pratik Prasai is a multifaceted individual who is passionate about delving into the rich and dynamic realm of sports. His writings captivate readers with a compelling fusion of human interest narratives, sports analysis, and cultural observations, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the players and occasions that influence the sports world.

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