Not many people in the world are recognized for all the works they have done. But among those very few talented personalities is Sonya Curry. The numbers are limited to the fingers, but the work she has put on is unbelievable.
While some of them recognize her as a mother of the two time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, others remember her as a social worker.
But the one who has earned her a lot of recognition is as a prolific volleyball player from the team of Virginia Tech Hokies.
Sonya Curry’s Age, Job
Elegant Sonya, age 53, was born on 30 May 1966 in Radford, Virginia to an African father, Cleive Ester Adams, and a Haitian mother, Candy Adams.
As per her bio, Sonya embraces a mixed ethnicity. True to her roots, she spent most of her pre-marital life in Radford. Sonya used to be bullied as a child for being an African-American which made her sad and more aware of how racism deeply prevails.
Sonya developed an interest in sports, particularly in basketball and volleyball, while she was in her high school at Radford High School.
Later, in her bachelor’s level at Virginia Tech only she began to lose interest in basketball, and she tried to center her attention to volleyball.
Not only did she graduate with a degree in elementary education but she also raised the name and fame of Virginia Tech through sports.
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The sportswoman, who stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 meters), led the Hokies to a 23-14 while racking up 57 aces, making herself the holder of the sixth most aces recorded in a single season in the university’s history. Sonya's exemplary sports skills are apparent in the games she plays, even today.
Recently, in February 2019, Sonya and the whole of the Curry family were involved in a basketball game for the Curry Foundation. All the Curry couples made up a team with each other in the game.
Obviously, Sonya was also in the team with her husband. During the end of the match, Sonya hit a breathing underhand half-court layup shot that stunned the whole stadium. The shot guaranteed a win for Sonya's team and a huge celebration for the Curry family.
Sonya is not only interested in sports but also is involved in campaigns and donation works. As a school founder, Sonya opened the doors to Charlotte Montessori School of Lake Norman.
Her belief in Christianity and social work even solidified when the institution changed its name to Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman. Apart from this, Sonya has also been part of various charitable works. Sonya's extensive career has amassed her a total net worth of $1 million.
Her Wedding Details With Dell Curry
Until the completion of her education, Sonya did not know that she would find the man of her dreams just like in movies!
After she was done with her school, she got admission into the All-Metro Team. In one of the team’s games, as the story goes, the manager invited Dell Curry-who would later be Sonya’s husband-to watch the game, after which, he asked her out.
Whatever it may be their love for the game or their interests, the pair clicked together, and their romance multiplied. They started dating and getting to know each other more.
Dell finally proposed to Sonya after some time and the wedding happened in 1988.
Stephen Curry congratulates the couple for the 29 years of married life on 28 August 2017 (Photo: Stephen Curry's Instagram)
It was only then; she moved out of her hometown to Charlotte for settlement with her husband as the Charlotte Hornets drafted Dell Curry. As time swung by, she became the mother of not only one children, not two, but three.
Their oldest son, Stephen Curry was born in 1988, who later ended up being two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors.
Their second son, born in 1990, plays for the Sacramento Kings, while the youngest siblings, Sydel, born in 1994, plays as a setter for the women’s volleyball team at Elon University. Sydel is now engaged and appeared in one episode of Say Yes to the Dress with her mother Sonya.
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Sonya raised her children instilling all the goodness in them. Her children were obviously facilitated with everything they needed.
However, Sonya made sure that they knew how she grew up so that they would understand the discriminative society.
Further, she wanted her children to appreciate what they got, and respect every single being for what they are. No doubt, Sonya was successful in bringing the best out of her children.
As of now, the family is living happily in Charlotte. It is for sure that Sonya’s and her husband bosom is rising by the pride they take as parents for their children's success. The athletic blood is still going strong in the family.