Golf equipment manufacturer, Callaway Golf Company, headquartered in Carlsbad, and NBA player and three-time champion Stephen Curry, have partnered to bring the game of golf to underserved and underrepresented youth.

According to a press release, and as part of the initiative, Curry helped Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., launch its first-ever Division 1 Golf Program last month, set to debut in 2020. Curry has committed to fund the university’s men’s and women’s programs for the next six years, according to the release, with a goal of “raising an endowed fund to make the program self-sustainable." Callaway is the official golf equipment provider for the program.

“We’ve found an incredibly likeminded partner in Stephen (Curry),” said Chip Brewer, president and CEO of Callaway Golf Company, via a statement. “His love of golf is something we at Callaway immediately connected with. And over time we realized we shared much more than that: a vision to create opportunities for access to the sport for people that might not have it. With our support, (Curry) is uniquely positioned to create meaningful experiences in golf.”

Curry is a PGA Jr. League Ambassador, often participates in golf tournaments and currently is the executive producer on the ABC mini-golf show “Holey Moley.” Through the Callaway/Curry partnership, the two will also release co-produced original content focused on golf. Callaway Golf Company has a portfolio of global brands including Callaway Golf, Odyssey OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.