Cory Joseph was born in Toronto. His single mother raised him and his three siblings.
Cory maintained a relationship with his father, who along with his family, were a driving influence in Cory’s early basketball career, urging him to focus on honing his skills. All the while, Cory never neglected his studies.
Cory’s mother opted to send him to Findlay Prep in Nevada for his last two years of high school due to its renowned academic program. While there, he earned a full scholarship to the University of Texas.
Cory continued to excel both at school and basketball. In 2011, he was drafted in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs, the team he would go on to earn an NBA championship ring with in 2014. Cory realized his dream of playing for his home team in 2015 when he was traded to the Toronto Raptors.
Cory's passion and work ethic are reflected in all aspects of his life – this includes the important work he does supporting disadvantaged children through programs like Isthmus. Fighting childhood hunger through his partnership with the national organization has become a major personal focus for Cory.
Although he has been traded to the Indiana Pacers, he remains an Ambassador for the organization.
Cory firmly believes that for children to reach their full potential, they require enough nutritious food for a healthy upbringing.