The Bay Area Council plans to hold a “Gold Medal” reception in honor of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  The reception will celebrate Curry for his role in helping Team USA win the gold medal in the FIBA World Championships for the first time since 1994.  Executives from the Bay Area Council’s member companies will have a chance to meet and learn more about Curry, see the gold medal, hear about his experiences in his second season in the NBA and maybe even shoot a few hoops with the Warriors guard.

“Stephen Curry is one of the most promising rising stars to enter the NBA in quite some time,” said Jim Wunderman, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council.  “Last year, as a rookie for the Warriors, he electrified the Bay Area with every 3-pointer and drive to the hoop.  More recently, he helped Team USA clinch its first world championship in 16 years.  We look forward to introducing him to the Bay Area business community and can’t wait for him to show us his jump-shot.”

“I am really excited to get to know many of the local business leaders who make the Bay Area such a great place to live and work,” said Curry. “Now that I’m in my second year in the NBA, I am really looking forward to getting further involved in the community. My experience with Team USA this summer was unforgettable and I love to share those memories with everyone I can.”

About Stephen Curry:

Last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up and a unanimous first-team all-rookie selection, Curry is off to a solid start this season, averaging 21.7 points per game and a team-best 6.8 assists per game. Drafted by Golden State in the first round (7th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry starred collegiately at Davidson College, where he went on to rewrite the school’s record books in several categories and earn first-team consensus All-American honors.  A native of Charlotte, NC, Curry was named the 2008 College Athlete of the Year by The Sporting News.

WHAT: Gold Medal Reception for Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry

WHERE: Golden State Warriors Training Facility
1011 Broadway
Oakland, CA
(Located on top of Oakland Convention Center garage)

WHEN: 6pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NOTE: *** Curry will be made available to the media at approximately 7:15 pm ***
*** All media planning to attend should RSVP to, (415) 606-2337 ***

About the Bay Area Council

The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, approximately 275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide.

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