Stephen Curry married his fiancee Ayesha Alexander on July 30, 2011. While his wedding is noteworthy unto itself, it's the couple's selfless gesture that really caught our attention.
PlayerWives.com has literally spent hundreds of hours researching the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. Occasionally, our research will lead us to wedding registries of the athlete's we're reviewing. Dan Haren, Josh Beckett, Jay Cutler and of course Brian McCann all had wedding registries readily available for the public to find and shop on. Hell, Jose Bautista had a baby registry online. If you ask us, the days of tough economies and 500 point losses on the DOW, it comes across as poor taste multi-millionaires to be registering for gravy boats and wine glasses.
Apparently, Steph Curry and his girlfriend Ayesha Alexander agreed with us.
In one of the classier moves we've seen reported in recent memory, Stephen and his new wife Ayesha Alexander have asked guests to donate to www.ThanksUSA.org in lieu of wedding gifts for the newlyweds. ThanksUSA supports active duty military personnel across all branches of the military, by awarding scholarships to their children and spouses.
Congratulations to the couple and specifically to Steph Curry's wife Ayesha Alexander for forgoing the tradition. We applaud your effort, and certainly hope that more will follow in your footsteps.