Stephen Curry Donates 2016 Kia Sorento To Oakland Youth Center


Technically Stephen Curry was the owner of a brand new 2016 Kia Sorento L all for about a couple of minutes. Then, on behalf of Stephen Curry, Kia Motors of America graciously donated that Kia Sorrento to the East Oakland Youth Development Center. 

May 4, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry accepts the MVP trophy from Tim Chaney of Kia Motors at the Oakland Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Being the team player that he is, Curry didn’t stop there. Curry also promised his teammates a couple of gifts that would best Kobe Bryant’s watches to his L.A. Lakers back in 2008.

Kia Motors of America has a long history of donating cars to charities. Kia never really planned to give the cars to the MVP recipients, but as a symbolic gesture, they’ve always done all the paperwork and actual legwork on the players behalf to get those cars to charities.

As a matter of fact, since the Kia has collaborated with the NBA with this MVP award, KIA has donated more than 22 vehicles to charities either voted for by fans or by the winners themselves.

Last year, MVP winner Kevin Durant donated his 2015 Kia Sorento to Moore Youth & Family Services a charity in Oklahoma. In addition, four other Kia Sorento’s were also donated.

Besides, the 2016 Kia Sorento L would probably cramp Curry’s style. Living in and around the Bay Area, he’s already acclimated himself to the local car culture. That means large SUV’s with big donks. Yes, he has a G-Class Mercedes with some equally impressive looking wheels.

And if you were wondering, the Kia that the East Oakland Youth Development Center is getting is a 2016 Kia Sorento L. That means a standard 2.4 L four-cylinder pumping out 185 HP and 178 lbs-ft of torque. Most importantly, it has seating for seven. The Youth Center will be happy to know that the 2016 Kia Sorento now incorporates high strength tensile steel, making the ride and safety equivalent to a giant bank vault (it’s feels solid and is safe.)

Three cheers for Stephen Curry and hat tip to Kia Motors for their philanthropic efforts.

Check out The Fast Lane’s take on the 2016 Kia Sorento.