Saturday, 31 October 2015

Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry To Donate Mosquito Nets In Africa

Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge during the 2015-16 season by donating three life-saving nets to the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes.

Stephen also announced the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2015-16 campaign up to $5,000.

“The Nothing But Nets campaign is an outstanding organization working to help a cause near and dear to my heart,” said Curry said a a release to the press. "I am honored to be in a position to help raise awareness for the campaign and provide nets to protect families from malaria for the fourth season in a row.”

Since his time as a college star at Davidson when his college roommate, Bryant Barr, educated him and encouraged him to get involved in the cause, Curry has been a committed champion of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which works with the UN and other partners to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

In 2013, Stephen visited a refugee camp in Tanzania with the campaign, helping to deliver nets to families and hang them in their homes.

“Nets aren’t just used in sports – they can save lives,” said Chris Helfrich, director of Nothing But Nets. “I’m thrilled Stephen continues to inspire others to join him to protect refugees from malaria. He has witnessed firsthand how devastating this disease is to their families.”