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Feb 24, 2020

Stephen Curry hosts 19 wish kids from all over the world

Stephen and wish kids take time for a photo on their Hooptopia
On January 23, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made 19 life-changing dreams come true, meeting with wish kids from 13 Make-A-Wish chapters worldwide.

The experience brought children from ages 7 to 18, hailing from everywhere from Mississippi to Belgium, together with Curry for an incredible, unforgettable day at Chase Center.  

From taking an exclusive tour of the Warriors arena in San Francisco to playing around in Hooptopia with Curry, the wish kids had the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience. At the end of the day, each child received a backpack containing special Dub Nation #Curry7 gear! 

Rune, a 10-year-old superfan, traveled from Belgium to San Francisco for his favorite basketball player. He always dreamed of meeting Stephen Curry, and his family says that seeing his dream come true was transformative. Rune’s favorite moment from the day was getting a high five from Curry. 

 “What we thought was impossible, has now become reality,” says his mother. “We have seen him go through so much misery and pain over the last year that it was fantastic to see him so surprised and overwhelmed.” 

20-year-old Jared from Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana says: “Meeting Stephen Curry is one of those moments I will never forget.” His mother Selinda says that it was a truly amazing trip for the entire family, and one that they’ll cherish forever. 

“Our trip was truly a dream and once in a lifetime chance for Jared and for us,” she says. “I don’t even know how to thank Stephen Curry, who was fabulous with the kids, beyond measure.” 

11-year-old Tyler made the exciting journey to San Francisco from the Make-A-Wish Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley chapter. His dad says that meeting Curry was a dream come true. “He talks about him all the time at home and it was very special to see him be able to meet him, take pictures, and have him sign his Stephen Curry basketball,” he says. “Overall it was a great experience.” 

A huge thank you to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors for hosting an unforgettable day!

  • Stephen playing around in the ball pit inside Hooptopia

  • Nine of the wish kids pose with Stephen for a team photo

  • Stephen demonstrates one of the mock NBA Combine training tools inside Hooptopia

  • Wish kids listen to Stephen as he talks about the history of the Warriors franchise

  • The entire group shows off their new gear with Stephen

  • Stephen and wish kids take time for a photo on their Hooptopia

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