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Stephen Curry 3rd Annual ThanksUSA Golf Tournament-1

Stephen Curry Pays it Forward After Golden NBA Season with ThanksUSA
NBA star inspires major contribution to military families from The Ron Conway Family

McLean, Va. – After finishing a spectacular year on the hardwood, NBA superstar Stephen Curry will once again raise funds and awareness for ThanksUSA, a national non-profit that provides need-based scholarships to the children and spouses of active-duty military personnel. Serving as the charity’s national spokesperson since 2010, Curry will host the third annual Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament on September 23, 2013, in San Francisco at the Presido Golf Course.

New to the event in 2013, ThanksUSA and Curry are pleased to welcome The Ron Conway Family as a major sponsor for this year’s golf tournament. The 25-year-old gained national fame this season as he propelled the Golden State Warriors through the early rounds of the NBA playoffs and set a NBA single-season record with 272 three-pointers.

 Stephen Curry and his father, Dell Curry, at the 2012 Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament


Stephen Curry and his father, Dell Curry, at the 2012 Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament

“After a memorable season for myself and my teammates, I hope to inspire that same kind of dedication and teamwork through ThanksUSA to help our military families reach their potential, too,” said Curry.

“Having benefited from a college scholarship myself, I know how important it is to receive the gift of education. I am excited to welcome The Ron Conway Family to this event and am looking forward to another great golf tournament.”

“Stephen energized our state and basketball fans across the country with his performance on the court this year,” said Ron Conway, an active philanthropist and technology industry angel investor at SV Angel who has funded countless startups, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Square, and Pinterest. “Stephen is a natural leader, and the Conway family is proud to work alongside him and ThanksUSA to show our appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military families.”

The Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament will bring together Mayor Ed Lee, Curry’s father and former NBA standout, Dell Curry, and several of Curry’s Golden State Warriors teammates, as well as other sports and entertainment VIPs, members of the military, local community leaders and corporate representatives at the Presidio Golf Club, 300 Finley Road, San Francisco, Calif.

For more information about sponsorship or participation, please contact ThanksUSA Executive Director Michele Stork at (703) 855-4108 or MicheleStork@ThanksUSA.org. For media inquiries, please contact Alyssa Romano at alyssa.romano@octagon.com.

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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 need-based, post-secondary education opportunities to the children and spouses of active-duty status military personnel through need-based scholarships. For more information, visit www.ThanksUSA.org.

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ThanksUSA national spokesperson, Stephen Curry, will host the 2nd Annual Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Charity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco. Local community leaders, sports and entertainment VIPs, members of the military, and corporate representatives will participate to raise funds for ThanksUSA’s scholarship program.

Dedicated to basketball, education, and especially to family, Stephen continues to shine. This weekend, he will join his father, former Charlotte Hornets guard, Dell Curry, in co-hosting a father/son or daughter basketball camp. The NBA stars will share basketball techniques and offer advise on how to excel both on and off the basketball court.

Participants of both events will get to experience Stephen’s good nature and resiliency. The Golden State Warriors guard has been recovering from ankle surgery since April. He recently reported that he had been cleared to play pickup and Warriors fans are eager to see him join his teammates at training camp in October.

The ThanksUSA team wishes Stephen continued health as well as a great NBA season. We’ll be bringing you photos of Monday’s Golf Tournament via Facebook and Twitter, so make sure to follow/like ThanksUSA. If you would like to keep up with latest Stephen Curry news, be sure to visit his website at stephencurry30.com.

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The weather is looking cool and comfortable for today’s Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Golf Tournament! Friends and supporters of ThanksUSA will have an enjoyable day at the Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco. Stephen Curry/ThanksUSA Scholarship recipient, Maria Barrameda will open the day’s events by speaking of her educational pursuits and how two consecutive ThanksUSA scholarships have helped her meet the ever-increasing financial demands of higher education. You can get updates throughout the day by following our Twitter account and photos will be posted later in the week on our Facebook page.

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Maria Barrameda, VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN, Victoria Hokanson

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On behalf of the entire ThanksUSA team, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Maria Margarita Barrameda and Victoria Hokanson for representing ThanksUSA Scholarship recipients at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco this weekend. Both Maria and Victoria joined co-hosts Ray Polin and Bob Okun for a special dinner introducing the 2011 ThanksUSA San Francisco Golf Classic. Thank you to our sponsors for the evening Russell Investments and Entertainment Software Association, and to the ThanksUSA supporters and guests who enjoyed the evening.

Maria Barrameda, RADM John Bitoff (USN, Ret), Victoria Hokanson

RADM Richard Buchanan (USN, Ret), Bob Okun, Maria Barrameda, Victoria Hokanson, Ray Polin

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Welcome to Scholarship News! This blog has featured future teachers, tomorrow’s physicians, rising business executives, and even budding artists, but this week I have the pleasure of introducing a young man with a rather unique field of study. Meet Justin Fabling, a senior at Campbell University who is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management and a minor in Religion. Since 2006, Justin has received a total of $7500 in ThanksUSA scholarships, including this year’s $3000 Pershing Square Foundation/ThanksUSA scholarship.

Justin Fabling

The Professional Golf Management program is only offered at 21 PGA accredited universities across the nation. In addition to the general college and business studies, Justin is completing the 32 credit hour PGA Golf Management Major core which covers every aspect of golf from teaching techniques, player development and tournament operations to facility operations, and turfgrass management.

When asked about future plans, Justin replied, “Upon graduation, I plan on beginning a career in the golf industry. I am most interested in upscale private club management.”

Justin already seems well prepared for his career. Part of the Professional Golf Management curriculum requires 16 months of internship work experience. Justin explains, “ Through my internships, I have been privileged to work at three of the top golf facilities in the country: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL, Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL and The Honors Course in Chattanooga, TN. These opportunities have helped me further realize my passion for the game of golf and have positioned me for an excellent job in the golf industry upon graduation. In addition, this summer I was accepted into Campbell’s 3-2 Program. In this accelerated curriculum, after five years, I will graduate as a Class A PGA Professional and have a Masters Degree in Business Administration.”

Justin has certainly found the best fit for his academics saying, “Campbell is a private Southern Baptist university with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students on its main campus. Its small size and Christian atmosphere makes it an excellent match for my personality and desires in an educational institution.”

In addition to his studies, Justin is involved in numerous school and community activities, most connected to the Professional Golf Management Student Association. He helps organize, and participates in, the PGMA’s weekly golf tournaments and has organized two Red Cross blood drives. He attends Campus Crusade for Christ and a Thursday Night Bible Study and co-leads the PGM’s Bible Study, Amen Corner. To encourage the next generation of young golfers, Justin is a volunteer golf instructor for the First Tee of Wake County. “I am very appreciative that ThanksUSA has helped me attend a school that allows me to pursue something that I enjoy. If anyone is interested in a career in the golf industry, I would recommend taking a look at Campbell,” says Justin.

Justin’s school spirit and dedication to his studies is evident, but there is one aspect of his life that truly makes him proud – his family. “I am very proud of my family’s diverse and strong military background. Both of my grandfathers served in the Navy, my father, Capt. Brad Fabling, is active duty Coast Guard and my younger brother is currently “surviving” his first year at The Air Force Academy.”

ThanksUSA is proud to count Justin Fabling among our scholarship recipients and we thank his family for their past, present, and future service to our great nation. Hopefully, Justin will find some time between his studies to participate in one of ThanksUSA’s upcoming Golf tournaments!

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